Vitamin B3 Niacin 500mg (Nicotinic Acid)
500 mg Tablets
Natural Factors B3 helps turn fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy the body can use, while promoting normal growth and development. It also plays an important role in cardiovascular health by lowering the level of "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while boosting “good” HDL cholesterol and improving circulation.
Vitamin B3 essentially comes in two forms: niacin (or nicotinic acid) and niacinamide and both possess the same vitamin activity in the body. Some people prefer to take niacinamide because niacin can cause flushing, which is characterized by itching, burning, and tingling sensations of the skin. However, niacin, not niacinamide, is recommended for circulatory problems, and it has greater cholesterol and triglyceride lowering properties.
Niacin is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. When given in large amounts, niacin has a drug-like effect on blood cholesterol levels. It seems to inhibit the secretion of cholesterol from the liver into the circulation, and also increases the amount of high density lipoprotein, the so-called "good cholesterol".
World-renowned author and researcher, Dr. Abram Hoffer, uses very high doses of niacin to treat schizophrenia with good results.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) .........................500 mg
Uses and benefits
- Helps to reduce "bad" cholesterol (LDL) levels
- Promotes HDL, good cholesterol
- Aids in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
- Supports the cardiovascular system