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Nicotinic Acid in Niacinamide

I heard Ray Peat talking in an interview about niacinamide supplementation:

"the nicotiinic acid that makes people turn red....increases the release of serotonin...stuff you don't want to happen.......even the kind they call "no flush" niacin......still releases nicotinic acid.....which increases serotonin...."

Most Niacinamides say "no flush" yet the ingredient is "Niacinamide". Does anyone know how to get Niacinamide that does not have nicotinic acid? If Nicotinic acid is in flushing and non-flushing forms of Niacinamide, what other forms are there?

asked Jun 13, 2013 by Nicholas

2 Answers

Niacinamide is fine, but other forms of B-3 (niacin, inositol hexanicotinate(also called no flush niacin) ) can cause problems.

answered Jun 14, 2013 by Kiran

I use to use jarrow formulas niacinamide, but I don't remember if it had any influence on me. but I'm sure I wasn't flushed:)

answered Jun 16, 2013 by Nemesis