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Niacin CRT 500 mg NE


Niacin CRT is a unique wax-matrix tablet which utilizes the latest controlled release technology (CRT). This technology delivers niacin in a continuous, controlled rate over a 6-8 hour period, throughout the tablet’s transit time in the bowel. This helps to eliminate spikes and surges in blood levels of the compound, which often occur with immediate-release delivery systems. Flushing sometimes happens with time-release niacin, as there can be fairly large surges of niacin released intermittently. These spikes may result in distressing side-effects, such as skin flushing, itching and gastrointestinal irritation. The proprietary slow-release technology used in Niacin CRT is designed to reduce these unpleasant effects.

Tips for taking Niacin CRT:

  • Take Niacin CRT with food for optimal absorption and minimal GI side-effects.
  • When possible, take Niacin CRT with dinner. Cholesterol synthesis is greater at night, and evening dosing reduces the incidence and severity of flushing, which may occur with niacin supplementation early in the day.
  • Avoid taking with alcohol, hot beverages, or juice, as this may interfere with the controlled release of niacin into the bloodstream.

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