Inositol hexanicotinate (IHN), also known as inositol niacinate, is a flush-free form of niacin. Studies have reported significant lipid-lowering effects of IHN at doses of 400 mg, 3-4 times daily. Researchers found IHN to be more effective than niacin in its hypocholesterolemic, antihypertensive and lipotropic effects. Inositol hexanicotinate consists of six molecules of niacin surrounding a molecule of inositol- an unofficial B vitamin. This inositol-bound form of niacin is slowly metabolized in the body and releases niacin over a period of time without the characteristic flush that may occur when large doses of niacin are administrated. It has been clinically tested as an effective cholesterol-lowering agent and is found to be slightly more effective than niacin to lower blood cholesterol levels. Inositol hexanicotinate has been used to lower cholesterol and also to improve blood flow in the treatment of intermittent claudication ( a painful cramp in calve muscles produced by a decreased oxygen supply to the muscles). Some studies show that compared to niacin, inositol hexanicotinate is safer and better tolerated. It is important to note that inositol hexanicotinate is not a timed-release form of niacin.
Chemical Name: Hexanicotingl-Cis-22.214.171.124-tnans-4.6-cyclonlxane
Molecular formula: C42H30N6O12
Molecular weight: 810.73
CAS No.: 6556-11-2
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