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Is all niacin in the form of nicotinic acid?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by twilightsun, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. twilightsun

    twilightsun

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    I've seen @caledonia posting about how nicotinic acid is the fix for overmethylation, but I just want to clarify whether or not any niacin supplement is the same thing as nicotinic acid, or if there are different forms of niacin just like there are different forms of folate and B-12.
     
  2. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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  3. twilightsun

    twilightsun

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    I read the Wikipedia entry first, but I still have confusion, especially after having read this. The article suggests that niacin supplements in the U.S. are most likely to be nicotinic acid, but nicotinamide can also be sold as niacin. Many of the supplement labels I've been reading online only list the active ingredient as "niacin," not nicotinic acid. The article also mentions that nicotinamide has less of a flush reaction than nicotinic acid. Would it be safe to assume that a brand that offer a niacin supplement and a differently labeled "no flush" niacin supplement is using nicotinic acid for the former and nicotinamide for the latter?
     
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    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Yes. No flush is always niacinamide i.e. nicotinamide. Niacin is always nicotinic acid. All the supplements I´ve seen either list niacin or niacinamide.
     
  5. twilightsun

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    Thank you. :)
     

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