Vitamin B3 Niacin 500mg 100 capsules Life Extension
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Many B vitamins are used in the body individually or in combination with enzymes to help release energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Vitamin B coenzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the energy needed by every cell in the body. Because they are codependent in their metabolic activities, a deficiency of one B vitamin can affect optimal functioning of organ systems throughout the body.170
Niacin is the only B vitamin that can be synthesized in the liver from the amino acid tryptophan — on average, 1 mg of niacin can be synthesized from the ingestion of 60 mg of tryptophan.198-200 In its coenzyme forms, niacin is crucial to energy transfer reactions, particularly the metabolism of glucose, fat, and alcohol.201, 202 Niacin’s beneficial effects on blood lipids is well-documented.203-215
Take one (1) capsule daily with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving
Niacin ... 500mg
Other ingredients: gelatin, vegetable stearate.
Temporary flushing, itching, rash, gastric disturbances, lightheadedness, or unexpected drop in blood pressure may occur. Liver function testing is recommended when niacin is taken in excess of 500 mg daily.
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