Niacin, No-Flush Niacin & Niacinamide – What’s the Difference?

vitamin-b_aA question I get asked frequently is about niacin and what forms to take. It does seem confusing, especially when using the correct chemical names. Let’s start with what niacin really is. Niacin (nicotinic acid) is actually vitamin B3 and is naturally found in avocados, whole grains, legumes, eggs, milk, fish, organ meats and peanuts. It is an important component of enzymes involved in more than 200 reactions in the body. It plays a role in the digestive system, bile secretion, sex hormone production, detoxification, nervous system maintenance, as well as heart health.

There are two other forms of niacin: niacinamide and inositol hexanicotinate (no-flush) Continue reading “Niacin, No-Flush Niacin & Niacinamide – What’s the Difference?”

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