- 11-10-2006, 10:37 PM
This product also known as fush-free niacin is marketed as a choleterol lowerer. I have been thinking about takint it but I have the following questions:
1. Will if make fat loss harder as normal niacin supposedly does?
2. Will I be more prone to liver damage by using this product?
3. Can it affect thyroid function at 500 mgs twice a day?
- 11-10-2006, 11:02 PM
- 11-12-2006, 01:12 AM
I don't know where number 1 comes from, lowering cholesterol levels should help you lose fat.
Number2. Only slow release niacin is known to cause liver damge.
Number 3. I don't know, but I have used it at 500mg three times a day for extended periods (months) and didn't notice any problems indicative of thyroid problems. However, I also didn't get significant enough lowering of cholesterol from it. I also didn't get any benefits from policosinol or red yeast rice.
11-12-2006, 02:34 PM
Personally, I've found it helps lose fat. Niacin is also used in a lot of weightloss supps.
11-18-2006, 03:56 PM
There is some confusion, as extended-release niacin is also sometimes referred to as flush-free niacin.Originally Posted by william3162
1. No idea.
2. No. Inositiol hexanicotinate (aka inositol hexaniacinate) does not cause liver damage, unlike extended-release niacin.
3. No idea.
There's a lot of speculation and a little research showing that IHN actually can lower cholesterol without the side effects of niacin. Unfortunately, the research is pretty limited at this time so it's not nearly as proven as Red Yeast Rice, pantetheine, or even policosanol (which has great research coming out of Cuba but limited results in non-Cuban research).
11-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Inositol hexaniacinate is also referred to as flush free.Originally Posted by TeamSavage
11-18-2006, 08:19 PM
Yeah, that's why there is confusion. Both IHN and extended-release niacin are sometimes referred to as "flush-free". Sorry if I wasn't clear.Originally Posted by DragonRider
11-19-2006, 07:09 AM
Personally, I like flushing out. As long as I don't have to go somewhere public for the next 20 minutes, rapid release niacin kicks ass.
11-19-2006, 04:03 PM
It is kind of a rush.Originally Posted by thesinner
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