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Vitamin B-3, Niacin (Niatab)

Vitamin B-3, Niacin (Niatab)

Niacin has been extensively featured in the media. As with all B vitamins, it is commonly deficient. Foods high in niacin are peanuts, yeast, organ meats, tuna, halibut, swordfish, chicken, turkey, wheat bran, soy flour, brown rice, eggs, & beans. A small amount of niacin can be produced in your body from dietary tryptophan. Niacin is often deficient in the elderly.*

Niacin's major functions are:

  • As a co-enzyme in carbohydrate & lipid metabolism & oxygen utilization.*
  • Critical to energy production.*
  • Important for the health of the brain, skin, & digestive organs.*
  • Maintains manufacture of hormones, proteins, & lipids.*
  • Stimulates gastric & bile secretion.*
  • Growth.*
  • Vasodilator.*
According to Oxford University cardiovascular researcher J E Digby, "Nicotinic acid(NIACIN) is the most potent treatment clinically available for lowering LDL cholesterol and VLDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol."


  • Memory loss*
  • Mental & physical fatigue*
  • Worry, anxiety, fear, suspicion*
  • Confusion*
  • Muscle weakness*
  • Arm & leg pains*
  • Low or no stomach acid*
  • Diarrhea*
  • Nausea*
  • Abdominal pains*
  • Indigestion, gas*
  • Skin pigmentation*
  • Skin eruptions & dermatitis*
  • Sore mouth*
  • Coated red tipped tongue*
  • Retarded growth*
  • Depression*
  • Short attention span/hyperactivity/poor concentration*
  • Irritability, insomnia, emotional instability*
  • Insomnia*
  • Increased blood fats*
  • Apathy, weakness, low energy*
  • Low energy*
  • Skin rashes*
  • Unstable blood pressure*
  • Inflammation/fissures of lips*
  • Halitosis*
  • Recurring headaches*
  • Poor circulation*
  • Poor appetite*
  • Burning sensations anywhere on body*
  • Tremor*
  • Edema*

Niacin commonly causes a flush of the skin characterized by a prickly hot sensation & possibly itching. This is more apt to occur when it is taken with an inadequate amount of food & is therefore absorbed more quickly than it is with a larger meal. Onset of the flush is within 20 minutes-1 hour & it usually lasts 20 minutes-1 1/2 hours. Some people like the feeling, others don't. Sometimes it lessens with continued use. If you don't like the skin flush, consider Niacinamide, or Niasitol or take 1/2 aspirin 30 minutes before taking Niacin.*

Do not use any time release niacin preparations as they have very rarely been associated with severe liver damage. If you take more than 3,000 mg regular niacin for more than 4 months, have your liver enzymes checked at 4-6 month intervals.*

For More information see: Niacin: What You Need to Know About This Vitamin for Increasing Good Cholesterol & Fighting Heart Disease

Higher dose niacin can aggravate pre-existing stomach ulcers, low blood pressure, & atrial fibrillation. It can also cause nausea and diarrhea.*

DIRECTIONS: Standard dose is 1-3 daily with meals. -May use higher amounts for special conditions as indicated.

Other Ingredients: Niacin USP, vegetable stearine, cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate


* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S.Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Vitamin B-3, Niacin (Niatab) 100 Capsules $ 14.00

Vitamin B-3, Niacin (Niatab) 100 Capsules
Element Amount %Daily Allowance% Serving Size
Niacin(Vitamin B-3) 500 mg 1 capsule

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