Niacin, also referred to as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinic acid, is recognized as a cardioprotective agent, primarily due to its action in inhibiting triglyceride synthesis,(1) resulting in both an increased HDL, and a lowered triglyceride level. In fact, niacin has been associated with an increase in HDL by as much as 30%.(2) In the body, its primary function is as a component of the coenzymes NAD+ and NADP+ , both of which function in the redox state of the cell. In addition to these actions, it has also been confirmed to hinder vascular inflammation, via its action on decreasing endothelial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and succeeding LDL oxidation, as well as to decrease the production of inflammatory cytokines.(3) As indicated by Chapman, a therapeutic increase in HDL levels coupled with the normalization of HDL function translates into a slowed progression of coronary artery dysfunction, along with a reduction in cardiovascular risk.*
Servings Per Container: 150
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Suggested Use: One capsule each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.