Niacin is required by the body to promote the health and function of the digestive system, liver, skin, and nerves. It also plays a role in converting food to energy.
Niacin is most well-known for its broad cardiovascular benefits, but is also an important nutrient for bone health, blood sugar balance, and cerebrovascular function. Populations that consume adequate levels of niacin have been shown to have better outcomes for long-term health.*
Niacin is found in dairy products, eggs, grains, fish, lean meats, nuts, and legumes. It is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that excess is excreted through the urine; therefore, continuous dietary intake (such as by consuming niacin-rich foods) is necessary for maintaining proper niacin levels. Another option to increase niacin intake is through supplementation. However, some patients experience “flushing” when supplementing with niacin. A properly manufactured, sustained-release niacin—like the one found in Niacin Time Release— helps to circumvent this side effect. By using a proprietary, natural wax-matrix coating technology, the Niacin Time Release formula is released slowly over a seven to eight hour period to reduce flushing. This time period is considered the ideal window for releasing equal amounts of niacin into circulation as nicotinuric acid, the beneficial metabolite responsible for niacin’s lipid balancing benefits.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.