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Natrol® Niacin TR
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Natrol® Niacin TR100 Tablets
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NatrolŪ Niacin TR 500mg Time Release is 100% vegetarian and has a delivery system that releases Niacin steadily, which allows for zero flush. Flushing is an effect often associated with Niacin in a standard delivery format. Niacin, also known as Vitamin B-3, can promote healthy cholesterol already within the normal range and is essential in energy production at the cellular level.*
* 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.
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Take 1 tablet, one time daily, with a meal.
Serving Size 1 Tablet Servings Per Container 100 Amount Per Serving % DV Niacin (from Inositol Nicotinate) 500.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Keep out of reach of children. Warning: Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking prescription drugs, or are pregnant or lactating. Manufactured by NATROL, Inc. Chatsworth, CA 91311
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyAcne Vulgaris Apply 4% gel twice per day as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)[3 stars]In a double-blind trial, applying a topical 4% niacinamide gel twice daily for two months significantly improved acne.High Cholesterol 1,500 to 3,000 mg daily under a doctor's supervision [3 stars]High amounts (several grams per day) of niacin, a form of vitamin B3, have been shown to lower cholesterol.High Triglycerides 500 mg three times per day as Niacin (Vitamin B3)[3 stars]The niacin form of vitamin B3 is used by some doctors to lower triglycerides, however, the quantity needed to achieve reductions may cause side effects. Ask your doctor is niacin is right for you.Intermittent Claudication 2 grams twice per day as Inositol Hexaniacinate (Vitamin B3)[3 stars]Inositol hexaniacinate, a special form of vitamin B3, has been used successfully to reduce symptoms, this treatment should be monitored by a doctor.Osteoarthritis Refer to label instructions [3 stars]Supplemental niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) has been reported to increase joint mobility, improve muscle strength, and decrease fatigue in people with osteoarthritis.Atherosclerosis
2,000 mg per day (only under a doctor's supervision)
as Niacin (Vitamin B3)[2 stars]In a preliminary trial, doctor-supervised supplementation with extended-release niacin in combination with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appeared to reverse atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the brain).Dysmenorrhea
(Rutin, Vitamin C)
200 mg niacin daily, 300 mg vitamin C daily, and 60 mg rutin daily througout menstrual cycle; for cramps: 100 mg niacin every two to three hours [2 stars]Supplementing with a combination of vitamin B3, vitamin C, and the flavonoid rutin resulted in a 90% effectiveness for relieving menstrual cramps in one study.Dysmenorrhea 200 mg daily throughout menstrual cycle; for cramps: 100 mg every two to three hours [2 stars]The niacin form of vitamin B3 has been reported to be effective in relieving menstrual cramps in 87% of a group of women supplementing with it throughout the menstrual cycle.High Cholesterol 500 to 1,000 mg of inositol hexaniacinate three times daily under medical supervision as Inositol Hexaniacinate (Vitamin B3)[2 stars]Inositol hexaniacinate, a special form of vitamin B3, has been reported to lower serum cholesterol, and apparently without the toxicity of high levels of niacin.High Triglycerides 500 mg three times per day as Inositol Hexaniacinate (Vitamin B3)[2 stars]Some doctors recommend inositol hexaniacinate (a special form of vitamin B3) as an alternative to niacin, which can have negative side effects.Peripheral Vascular Disease 1,200 mg a day of inositol hexaniacinate [2 stars]Vitamin B3 may help prevent and treat skin ulcers caused by peripheral vascular disease.Raynaud's Disease 3 to 4 grams daily of inositol hexaniacinate [2 stars]A variation on the B vitamin niacin, inositol hexaniacinate has been shown to reduce arterial spasm and improve peripheral circulation.Schizophrenia Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]High amounts of vitamin B3 may create a more optimal biochemical environment and increase recovery rate and reduce hospitalization and suicide rates.Type 1 Diabetes Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Taking vitamin B3 (as niacin or niacinamide) might prevent or limit the severity of type 1 diabetes in your family.Alcohol Withdrawal Refer to label instructions [1 star]Preliminary research has suggested that niacin may help wean some alcoholics away from alcohol. Niacinamide-a safer form of the same vitamin-might have similar actions.Anxiety Refer to label instructions [1 star]Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) has been shown in animals to work in the brain in ways similar to anxiety medications. One study found that niacinamide helped people get through withdrawal from benzodiazepines-a common problem.Cataracts 40 mg daily with 3 mg daily vitamin B2 [1 star]Vitamin B3 is needed to protect glutathione, an important antioxidant in the eye.Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Refer to label instructions [1 star]Preliminary evidence indicates that, when drug therapy with dapsone is not tolerated, people may respond to a combination of tetracycline and nicotinamide (a form of vitamin B3).HIV and AIDS Support Refer to label instructions [1 star]Vitamin B3 may play a role in HIV prevention and treatment. A form of vitamin B3 (niacinamide) has been shown to inhibit HIV in test tube studies.Hypoglycemia Refer to label instructions [1 star]Research has shown that supplementing with niacinamide (vitamin B3) can prevent blood sugar levels from falling excessively in people with hypoglycemia.Hypothyroidism Refer to label instructions [1 star]Vitamin B3 (niacin) supplementation may decrease thyroid hormone levels.Multiple Sclerosis Refer to label instructions [1 star]Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency may contribute to nerve damage. Researchers have found that injections of thiamine or thiamine combined with niacin (vitamin B3) may reduce symptoms.Photosensitivity Refer to label instructions [1 star]Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, can reduce the formation of a kynurenic acid-a substance that has been linked to photosensitivity.Tardive Dyskinesia Refer to label instructions [1 star]In some studies, taking vitamin B3 as niacin or niacinamide, along with other nutrients, appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.Type 2 Diabetes Refer to label instructions [1 star]Small amounts of niacin (a form of vitamin B3) may help some people with type 2 diabetes.
The body uses the water-soluble vitamin B3 in the process of releasing energy from carbohydrates. It is needed to form fat from carbohydrates and to process alcohol. The niacin form of vitamin B3 also regulates cholesterol, though niacinamide does not.
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