Zenith Nutrition Niacin Capsules Review-
Due to hectic lifestyles we lead nowadays, we are often diagnosed with some mineral/vitamin deficiency which cannot be obtained properly from our regular diet. Niacin is an essential form of Vitamin B (there are 12 forms) which helps in various cellular functions to maintain our overall health & prevent certain diseases. I have been taking Niacin capsules from Zenith Nutrition for the last 10+ days & these are my overall thoughts.
What Zenith Nutrition Says-
Niacin is an essential B vitamin that plays many roles, including promoting cardiovascular, brain, digestive and skin health. Niacin is involved in numerous reactions inside of cells that convert food into cellular energy.
Niacin is also involved in the activity of enzymes that transport and break down fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and other molecules formed from food. Niacin is particularly helpful in promoting healthy cholesterol levels. A normal function of niacin is to help remove fats (triglycerides) from tissues and the bloodstream.
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a physician.
Warnings: Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
There are no guarantees that every person using this product / service will see the expected results for sure. Results depend on a lot of factors and the results may vary from person to person.
Price: 480/- INR for 100 Capsules & 800/- INR for 200 Capsules
Frequently Asked Quesions-
What does vitamin b3 do?
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.
Vitamin B3 comes in two basic forms—niacin (also called nicotinic acid) and niacinamide (also called nicotinamide). A variation on niacin, called inositol hexaniacinate, is also available in supplements. Since it has not been linked with any of the usual niacin toxicity in scientific research, some doctors recommend inositol hexaniacinate for people who need large amounts of niacin.
Where is vitamin b3 found?
The best food sources of vitamin B3 are peanuts, brewer’s yeast, fish, and meat. Some vitamin B3 is also found in whole grains.
Who is likely to be deficient of vitamin b3?
Pellagra, the disease caused by a vitamin B3 deficiency, is rare in Western societies. Symptoms include loss of appetite, skin rash, diarrhea, mental changes, beefy tongue, and digestive and emotional disturbance.
How much vitamin b3 is usually taken?
In part because it is added to white flour, most people generally get enough vitamin B3 from their diets to prevent a deficiency. However, 10–25 mg of the vitamin can be taken as part of a B-complex or multivitamin supplement. Larger amounts are used for the treatment of various health conditions.
Are there any side effects or interactions with vitamin b3?
Niacinamide is almost always safe to take, though rare liver problems have occurred at amounts in excess of 1,000 mg per day. Niacin, in amounts as low as 50–100 mg, may cause flushing, headache, and stomachache in some people. Doctors sometimes prescribe very high amounts of niacin (as much as 3,000 mg per day or more) for certain health problems. These large amounts can cause liver damage, diabetes, gastritis, damage to eyes, and elevated blood levels of uric acid (which can cause gout). Symptoms caused by niacin supplements, such as flushing, have been reduced with sustained-release (also called ‘time-release’) niacin products. However, sustained-release forms of niacin have caused significant liver toxicity and, rarely, liver failure.1 2 3 4 5 One partial time-release (intermediate-release) niacin product has demonstrated clinical efficacy without flushing, and also without the liver function abnormalities typically associated with sustained-release niacin formulations.6 However, this form of niacin is available by prescription only.
In a controlled clinical trial, 1,000 mg or more per day of niacin raised blood levels of homocysteine, a substance associated with increased risk of heart disease.7 Since other actions of niacin lower heart disease risk,8 9 the importance of this finding is unclear. Nonetheless, for all of the reasons discussed above, large amounts of niacin should never be taken without consulting a doctor.
The inositol hexaniacinate form of niacin has not been linked with the side effects associated with niacin supplementation. In a group of people being treated alternatively with niacin and inositol hexaniacinate for skin problems, niacin supplementation (50–100 mg per day) was associated with numerous side effects, including skin flushing, nausea, vomiting and agitation.10 In contrast, people taking inositol hexaniacinate experienced no complaints whatsoever, even at amounts two to five times higher than the previously used amounts of niacin. However, the amount of research studying the safety of inositol hexaniacinate remains quite limited. Therefore, people taking this supplement in large amounts (2,000 mg or more per day) should be under the care of a doctor.
Vitamin B3 works with vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 to release energy from carbohydrates. Therefore, these vitamins are often taken together in a B-complex or multivitamin supplement (although most B3 research uses niacin or niacinamide alone).
My take on the Zenith Nutrition Niacin Capsules-
The Niacin dietary supplement capsules are packaged in sturdy & convenient white medicine bottles with screw-on lids. It had a protective seal under the cap which I had to break before consuming the first time.
I have been taking 1 pill every night after dinner along with my husband (since I read up that Niacin is generally used more for male supplements due to positive effects on heart health & cholesterol).
To feel any difference in health/body, I feel a supplement has to be regularly taken for at least a month or 2- so in 10 days neither of us has seen any major change in our health or bodies. On the other hand, we have witnessed no adverse effects either so that’s good 🙂
Do I recommend the Zenith Nutrition Niacin Capsules?
Zenith Nutrition Niacin Capsules contain Niacin in a low safe dose of 25 mg (Niacin can be very toxic in larger doses) & Inositol as well which is a much safer, non-toxic version of Niacin to maintain overall health & regulate our body cholesterol 🙂 If you are looking out for a safe dose of Niacin in your everyday diet, this is a great option 🙂
Review by- Agni