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Niatab 500 tablets, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, slowly release 500 mg of pure niacin. Sustained release niacin is better tolerated than regular crystalline high-potency niacin supplements.
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 biosynthetic pathways 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.
Niatab 500 tablets may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of niacin without the uncomfortable side effects of skin flushing.
- Niacin – 500 mg
One-half to one tablet, one to two times daily during or after a meal (i.e., breakfast and dinner), or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
As a general guideline when substituting this product for crystalline niacin, use Niatab 500 at 1/2 to 2/3 of the level used for crystalline niacin.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.