Supports healthy lipid metabolism and circulation.*. What is niacin (vitamin B-3)? Niacin (vitamin B3) is one of eight B vitamins—vitamin B1 (thiamine) vitamin B2 (riboflavin) vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) vitamin B12 (cyanocabalamin) and folic acid—often referred to as B complex. Niacin is water soluble meaning it’s not stored in the body and must be replaced daily. It can be found in many foods including meat fish milk eggs green vegetables cereal grains and yeast. The amino acid tryptophan present in foods such as red meat poultry turkey dairy products and eggs can also be converted to niacin. Niacin is important for many biological functions. It plays a role in carbohydrate fat and protein utilization. In its coenzyme forms niacin is crucial to energy transfer reactions related to fat alcohol and glucose.*. Niacin acts as a vasodilator and the flushing and tingling sensation it creates is often mistaken for an allergic reaction. Flushing can occur when using large or even small doses of niacin. How does niacin (vitamin B3) support health? Niacin is used by the body for energy production. Promotes healthy lipid metabolism.*. Supports healthy HDL cholesterol ratios already within normal range.*. Supports coenzymes involved in the energy cycle.*. Supports the cardiovascular and circulatory system.*. Why choose Vitacost Niacin (Vitamin B-3)? Supplies 1000 mg per single-capsule serving. Contains 100 servings per bottle. Incredible value! About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
"I bought this product by mistake. I usually get the no-flush niacin and have no problem. I didn't realize my mistake until both my husband and I had taken one capsule each from the new bottle and were experiencing tingling and pins and needles all over for more than an hour. I will be more careful from now on!"
"This is excellent Niacin. If you want real Niacin, this product is it. However, this product is quite effective. The price is right too. I love the fact that I can open the capsules easily and empty the contents into a glass of water for better digestion.
Caution - this will cause a flush, that is the usual and expected effect of Niacin. If you want something that isn't pure Niacin, get the non-flush or time-release version but if you want real Niacin, not chemically altered, this is the product for you."