inositol hexaniacinate

inositol hexaniacinate

(hĕk″să-nī-ăs′ĭn-āt),

IHN

A dietary supplement that is a slow-release compound of niacin (vitamin B3). It causes less flushing and other niacin-related side effects. It is used to lower serum cholesterol levels and to improve high-density lipoprotein levels.
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A Case Report on the Successful Use of Inositol Hexaniacinate for the Treatment of Achlorhydria: Its Possible Mechanism of Action Upon the Central Nervous System and Parietal Cell-Adenosine Triphosphate-Dependent K+/H+ Pump, by Jonathan E.
Supplements that contain inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate or nicotinamide, which are found in 'flush-free' niacin products, are not clinically proven to support good cholesterol.
If you have high blood cholesterol, for example, instead of using a drug to lower your cholesterol that is not only expensive but has a lot of side effects, we use a natural substance like chromium or inositol hexaniacinate, which is a type of niacin.
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