Niacin CRT™ 750 mg NE contains 750 mg of NE niacin (as nicotinic acid) in a unique wax-matrix tablet that utilizes the latest controlled-release technology (CRT). This technology delivers niacin in a continuous, controlled rate over a 6 to 8 hour period throughout the tablet’s transit time in the bowel. Flushing sometimes happens with time-release niacin, as there can be fairly large surges of niacin released intermittently. However, flushing is less likely with controlled-release niacin. This higher serving size of 750 mg NE may be more convenient for those with a greater need for lipid management.
Recommended Use: Take 1 tablet per day with a meal or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Warning: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health-care practitioner before taking this product.
CONTROLLED RELEASE TECHNOLOGY
Niacin CRTTM has a unique delivery system designed to provide a slow (6-8 hour) continuous release of niacin in a very uniform manner. This helps to eliminate spikes and surges in blood levels of the compound, which often occur with immediate-release delivery systems. These spikes may result in distressing side-effects, such as skin flushing, itching and gastrointestinal irritation. The proprietary slow-release technology used in Niacin CRTTM is designed to reduce these unpleasant effects.
TIPS FOR TAKING NIACIN CRTTM:
Take Niacin CRTTM with food for optimal absorption and minimal GI side-effects.
When possible, take Niacin CRTTM 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.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.