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Whether you know it as Niacin, Vitamin B3, Nicotinamide or any of its other names, this is one clever organic compound which counts itself amongst the 20 to 80 essential human nutrients. That means that we have to get it from our diets or suffer the consequences to our health.
As one of the eight B vitamins, it can be hard sometimes for us to remember just what each of them do for our health. It can be even easier to simply disregard one of them as less important. In the case of Niacin, that’s a risk that just isn’t worth taking.
Niacin is actually involved in over fifty metabolic processes that use carbohydrates and fats to manufacture energy in our bodies. That energy takes the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). If you’ve never heard of ATP, it may come as a surprise to you to learn that it’s actually in pretty much every cell in your body.
ATP is our body’s fuel - it is the metabolic result of how we transform our food into energy. Without it, we’d all be lifeless, which is why one of the symptoms of a Niacin deficiency is a loss of energy and general lethargy.
Swanson Niacin’s greatest strength though, lies in its ability to lower our cholesterol…
To best understand how Swanson Niacin works to our collective benefit we must first comprehend just what it is that it does chemically to our body’s metabolic process.
The main way that Swanson Niacin benefits us is by producing a key coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). It is that NAD molecule which is essential to literally hundreds of different metabolic reactions.
The way that NAD works is to produce energy from any triglycerides and carbohydrates we get from our diets. Our bodies need a form of NAD (which contains phosphorus) to generate cholesterol and fatty acids as well as the genetic raw materials needed to build tissue and cells. While you may not think you want more cholesterol or fatty acids in your body, you actually do!
HDL (also known as ‘good cholesterol’) is just as crucial to our heart health as fatty acids are. We need them just as much as we don’t need LDL (‘bad cholesterol’).
By decreasing LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels, Swanson Niacin can protect not just your heart but also your liver from this threat.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule once per day with water.
Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, gelatin.
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.