MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are searching for a niacin dietary supplement to support heart health with less potential for flushing can turn to Slo-Niacin®. Trusted by healthcare professionals for more than 20 years, Slo-Niacin® is a niacin supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to boost "good" cholesterol (HDL).
"Slo-Niacin® features a unique patented polygel® system that gradually delivers niacin to the body," said Dr. Carl Lavie, medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA. "I recommend Slo-Niacin® to my patients because its innovative formulation sets it apart from other dietary supplement niacin products. Over-the-counter niacin products may vary considerably in effect and safety profiles, and Slo-Niacin® has demonstrated quality in medical studies for nearly 20 years."
Slo-Niacin® Tablets utilize a patented polygel® controlled-release delivery system not available in other dietary supplement niacin products. This technology ensures the gradual and measured release of niacin in the body and is designed to reduce the incidence of flushing commonly associated with immediate-release niacin use.
"It is important to recognize that Slo-Niacin® is a controlled-release niacin and not an immediate-release or 'flush-free' niacin," added Dr. Lavie. "Immediate-release niacin requires niacin to be taken several times a day, and flushing can be a problem that significantly limits patient tolerability. 'Flush-free' niacins may not cause flushing, but they have not been shown to have any significant effect in cholesterol management."
Niacin is a type of B vitamin that occurs naturally and aids in the function of the digestive system, skin and nerves. Niacin is sometimes referred to as nicotinic acid and has been used to help manage cholesterol sinc