Niacin or Vitamin B3 (derived from Nicotinic acid) is a water soluble nutrient that is of great importance for the maintenance of good health. It is essential in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for energy. Niacin facilitates the body's ability to eliminate toxins and assists in antioxidant and detoxification functions. Niacin aids the digestion system with the production of hydrochloric acid and in the normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids. This helps with weight loss, diarrhea, and enhances muscular energy. Niacin dilates blood vessels, allowing more nutrition and oxygen to be delivered to the body’s tissues and organs. So Niacin is very effective in enhancing memory, relieving migraines, muscle recovery, decreasing high blood pressure, and in treating dizziness and ringing in the ears. It maintains the nervous system, promotes healthy skin (relieves acne), and reduces high blood pressure and vascular problems in the eye.
Niacin lowers total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, while raising HDL-cholesterol levels. It works by improving the balance of 'good' and 'bad' fats in the blood. Niacin reduces LDL-cholesterol levels (‘bad’ cholesterol) by 10 - 20 percent, reduces triglycerides by 20 - 50 percent, and raises HDL-cholesterol (‘good’ cholesterol) by 15 - 35 percent. Swiss Herbal’s Niacin is an excellent source of this essential nutrient - in convenient tablet form.