Niacin is a water-soluble B-vitamin. It helps our body convert food into energy and is vital for proper blood circulation and digestive functioning. Niacin is also involved in DNA repair and has been found to increase the production of several hormones within the adrenal gland.
The name “Niacin” was derived from the phrase “nicotinic acid + vitamin.” It actually refers to a family of organic compounds that all possess the same biochemical activity. Other names for Niacin include Vitamin B3, Vitamin PP, nicotinic acid and nicotinamide.
Benefits of Niacin:
- Niacin is most commonly used to regulate cholesterol levels and enhance metabolism.
- At certain dosages, Niacin has been proven to reverse atherosclerosis by reducing total cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density protein (LDL) and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels while increasing the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations within the body.
- Because it stimulates the secretion of insulin, Niacin has also been found to be beneficial in customers with diabetes when prescribed in low doses.
Niacin is found in variety of foods including liver, chicken, beef, fish, cereal, peanuts and legumes. It is also synthesized from Tryptophan, an amino acid found in meat, fish, yogurt, nuts and eggs.
Although Niacin deficiency (“pellagra”) is rare in most industrialized nations, it can be very dangerous. Symptoms include dementia, vomiting, severe dermatitis, insomnia, tender gums, inflamed mucous membranes and general apathy or fatigue.
Dr. Whitfield answers your questions.
Question: Dear Dr. Whitfield, I’ve read that Niacin can cause side-effects like skin flushing. Is this something TRX2 customers should be worried about? Are there any more serious complications?
Appreciate your help,
Andrew K – sent via email.
Answer: Hi Andrew, thanks for your question. It is true that pharmacological doses of niacin (1.5 – 6 grams per day) often lead to side effects that can include dermatological conditions such as skin flushing, itching, dry skin, and skin rashes.
TRX2™ products contain a maximum of 40 mg (= 0.04 grams) per serving and therefore highly reduce the chance of any unwanted side effects. However, in order to comply with E.U. regulations and to fully inform our customers we have added a note on this to the product label of our supplement product.
Thomas F.A. Whitfield, DPhil, is an internationally recognized expert on potassium ion channels, former scientist of the University of Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry and member of TRX2’s Scientific Advisory Board.
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This Research Update column highlights articles related to recent scientific inquiry into the process of hair loss. It is not intended to promote any specific ingredient, regimen, or use and should not be construed as evidence of the safety, effectiveness, or intended uses of the TRX2™ product. The TRX2™ label should be consulted for intended uses and appropriate directions for use of the product.