Slo-Niacin is a dietary supplement that contains niacin. Niacin is a member of the (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3) vitamin B-complex group. This version of the supplement is especially used as it provides a slow release of niacin in the body than other widely used dosage forms of niacin.
This is particularly beneficial for people who’s bodies cannot tolerate or reacts unexpectedly to immediate release tablets. In order to achieve slow release, the niacin or nicotinic acid that is used in Slo-Niacin is first chemically synthesized. Also, niacin is actually a vitamin B that is found in nature too and it helps in improving the functioning of the digestive system, the skin and also the nervous system.
What sets Slo-Niacin apart from other similar dietary supplement products containing niacin is its new and different formulation. Slo-Niacin employs a one-of-a-kind polygel controlled-release mechanism. This is not yet available in any of the other dietary supplement products containing niacin. The primary benefit of this is that, it ensures the slow and measured release of niacin in your body. The purpose of this is to reduce the common side-effect of ‘flushing’ that is commonly observed with immediate-release niacin products.
The recommended dosage is usually one Slo-Niacin Tablet, once a day either in the morning or in the evening, however it is best to determine dosage as directed by a healthcare professional. The tablets are available in three different strengths of 250 mg, 500 mg and also 750 mg. Slo-Niacin Tablets which come with controlled-release niacin feature are considered a dietary supplement and usually available without any prescription. However, one must keep in mind to always consult one’s healthcare professional before consuming 500 mg or more of Slo-Niacin a day.
As mentioned earlier, flushing is one of the few but the most common side effect of consumption of niacin as a supplement on a regular basis. This may also be associated with Slo-Niacin, although less common due to its slow release property. ‘Flushing‘ is essentially nothing but a short phase of temporary tingling and itching, and a feeling of warmth on the skin and even headache. It’s occurrence is more likely when starting or increasing the niacin dose and reduce once the body gets used to a fixed dose. However, such side effects rarely ever require the discontinuation of niacin as a supplement.
Slo-Niacin alternatives include ‘flush-free’ types of niacin supplements which do not contain nicotinic acid, which is a major drawback. These flush-free niacins include different forms of niacin including inositol hexanicotinate, inositol hexaniacinate and nicotinamide. The major drawback being that while these forms of niacin do not cause the side effect, flushing, they are not clinically proven to support healthy, good cholesterol, which is the main purpose of taking a niacin supplement.
The cost can be pegged at approximately $16.50 for a hundred units of 500-mg tablets. This makes them an an economical and affordable way to keep your heart healthy as it promotes good cholesterol in your body, which in turn helps fight bad cholesterol that causes heart diseases and blockages in blood flow. Niacin is a completely dependable supplement and a trusted drug that has been in the market since the 1950s.