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.

inositol hexaniacinate,

n See vitamin B3.
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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.
A form of "no-flush" niacin has emerged, called inositol hexaniacinate (IHN).
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.
Certain supplements claim to be 'flush-free' and contain forms of niacin such as inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, or nicotinamide, which may not cause flushing but are not clinically proven to support good cholesterol.
I recommend a product called Chol-Less that contains inositol hexaniacinate (flush-free niacin), berberine, chromium, artichoke, policosanol, and deodorized garlic.
Dietary supplement niacins advertised to be "flush-free" contain inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, or nicotinamide but often do not contain the key ingredient nicotinic acid.
Although enticing, "flush-free" dietary supplement niacin (in the forms inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, or nicotinamide) has not been clinically proven to support good cholesterol;
Many of those "flush-free" and "laboratory tested" niacin supplements calling out to you from the nutrition aisle contain niacin in the form of inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate or nicotinamide.
Sometimes the term niacin is used to refer to both nicotinic acid and the closely related molecules inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, or nicotinamide, which can be confusing to people when they peruse the pharmacy shelves for dietary supplement niacin," said Dr.
Inositol hexaniacinate and nicotinamide, both referred to as "flush-free" niacin, prevent flushing, but have not been shown to have any effect on cholesterol levels.

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