Niacinate tablets, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain inositol hexaniacinate which provides niacin. This ester of niacin and inositol eliminates the uncomfortable skin-flushing side effects often observed with high-dose crystalline niacin.
Niacin (vitamin B3) occurs in the body as two metabolically active coenzymes, NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (NAD phosphate).
The niacin coenzymes NAD and NADP have pervasive roles in energy-related and biosynthetic metabolic processes. At least 200 enzymes depend on these niacin cofactors. The NAD-dependent enzymes are involved in mostly catabolic, oxidative reactions that release energy from carbohydrate, fat, and protein, whereas the NADP-dependent enzymes more commonly function in biosynthesis of such compounds as fatty acids and steroid hormones.
Independent of its functions as NAD or NADP, niacin is also involved in the regulation of normal blood lipoprotein and cholesterol levels, and the maintenance of normal vascular tone.
This product may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals who wish to increase their intake of niacin without the uncomfortable side effects of skin flushing.
Each tablet contains:
- Niacin – 505 mg
- Inositol – 115 mg
Other ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, cellulose, stearic acid, silica and vegetable stearate.
One to three tablets daily with meals, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.