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Vitacost Niacin - Vitamin B-3 -- 500 mg - 300 Capsules

Vitacost Niacin - Vitamin B-3
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Vitacost Niacin - Vitamin B-3 Description

Supports healthy lipid metabolism and circulation!*

What is Niacin - Vitamin B3?

Niacin (vitamin B-3) also known as nicotinic acid, is a member of the B family of vitamins and is found in the company of other B vitamins—vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12 (cyanocabalamin) and folic acid.


Niacin is water soluble, meaning it’s not stored in the body and must be replaced daily. It can be found in many foods, including meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, cereal grains and yeast. The amino acid tryptophan, present in protein-rich foods like red meat, poultry, turkey, dairy products and eggs, can also be converted to niacin.

Niacin is important for many biological functions. It plays a role in carbohydrate, fat and protein utilization. In its coenzyme forms, niacin is crucial to energy transfer reactions related to fat, alcohol and glucose.*


Niacin acts as a vasodilator, and the flushing and tingling sensation it creates is often mistaken for an allergic reaction. Flushing can occur when using large or even small doses of niacin. Symptoms of a mild deficiency of niacin include fatigue and indigestion. Pellegra has been long understood to be a form of a niacin deficiency.


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Niacin - Vitamin B3?

  • Promotes healthy lipid metabolism.*
  • Supports healthy HDL cholesterol ratios already within normal range.*
  • Supports coenzymes involved in the energy cycle.*
  • Supports the cardiovascular and circulatory system.*

Why is Vitacost® Niacin - Vitamin B3 your everyday essential?

  • Supplies 500 mg of vitamin B3 per single-capsule serving.
  • Contains 300 servings per bottle.
  • Exceptional quality at extraordinary  value.

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As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Niacin500 mg3,125%
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid and vegetable magnesium stearate.

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions (including gout or liver disease) and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking this product. Niacin may cause temporary flushing, tingling, skin reddening, itching, rash or gastric disturbances, particularly on an empty stomach. If these symptoms persist, discontinue use and consult a physician. Periodic liver function testing and supervision by a qualified physician are strongly recommended with niacin dosing in excess of 500 mg per day. Keep out of reach of children.

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What is Niacin? How This Important B Vitamin Impacts Your Health

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With health as the new wealth, you might be searching for fresh ways to ensure you have optimal wellness. And one nutrient that you may want to make certain you’re getting enough of? Niacin. Read on to learn all about this critical vitamin.

Concept of What is Niacin Represented by Yellow Vitamin Tablets Spilling from Open Bottle | is niacin?

Also known as vitamin B3, niacin is one of the eight B vitamins. It comes in two chemical forms—nicotinic acid and niacinamide (or nicotinamide)—and, like all B vitamins, it plays a role in transforming the food you eat into the energy you feel. How? By supporting enzymes—particularly NAP and NADP, which are associated with cellular metabolism.

What are some niacin benefits?

Niacin is involved with cell signaling, as well as in producing—and repairing—DNA. Additionally, it aids in your body’s ability to process protein and fats, in part by helping you clear away triglycerides from your tissues and bloodstream. (In other words, it naturally supports your body’s detoxification process.) What’s more, niacin organically promotes healthy nerves and skin—research published by the National Library of Medicine found that topical application of niacin can improve skin elasticity after 12 weeks. Also excellent? Niacin encourages sound digestive function.

How much niacin do I need?

The dietary reference intake (DRI)—a term that’s now replacing the somewhat outdated but likely more familiar RDA (recommended daily allowance)—varies by age and additional factors. Here’s the general breakdown: Children: 2-16 mg daily, depending on age Men: 16 mg daily Women: 14 mg daily Pregnant women: 18 mg daily Breastfeeding women: 17 mg daily

What niacin foods should I reach for?

Lucky for you, niacin is found in a wide range of foods. It’s highest in animal products, such as poultry, fish and beef, but plant-based foods are also rich in the nutrient. These eats include nuts, legumes, and grains. Also, there are a number of foods that are enriched with niacin, like breads, infant formulas, and cereals. The NIH reports that the niacin in these particular foods are highly bioavailable. Translation? They’re able to be absorbed well by the body, thus giving you an “active” effect.

Is it possible to have too much niacin?

In a word: Yes. It’s very unlikely you’ll consume too much niacin through food—or if you stick to your health care professional’s recommended dosage. That said, it may be dangerous if you take too much of prescription of over-the-counter niacin. Symptoms of niacin overdose include rapid heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, severe skin flushing coupled with dizziness, itching, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In some cases, you may also experience gout. Should you feel any of these symptoms after taking niacin, it’s vital that you seek medical attention immediately.

Should I take a niacin supplement?

While it’s entirely possible to obtain enough niacin from a healthy, well-rounded diet, your healthcare provider will be able to ascertain whether a niacin supplement will benefit you. If you’re lacking in this crucial nutrient, you may experience fatigue, depression, memory loss, headaches, skin problems, and diarrhea. If these symptoms sound familiar, a blood test can help your doctor determine if a niacin supplement is the answer. Lastly, do know that pellagra—a deleterious form of niacin deficiency—is rare in the industrialized worlds.

What are the side effects of niacin?

Niacin may be safe to take up to 35 mg daily—for adults—but it may arrive with side effects. Chief of these? An upset stomach. You can help mitigate this potential reaction by taking your niacin supplement with food. Niacin may also create flushing—a mild and harmless, albeit unpleasant, flushing to the face and neck. This is especially true if you’re just starting out with the nutrient. WebMD suggests that this can be avoided if niacin is taken with aspirin, and if you dodge spicy foods and alcohol. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that niacin interacts with some medications, such as blood thinners, diabetes medications and antibiotics, as well as a few herbs, including gingko biloba. All the more reason to make sure you see your doctor before taking a niacin supplement. And if you do get the green light? You may feel all of those beautiful benefits mentioned above. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  

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