Niacin (Vitamin B-3)
You want the niacin flush then this is what you want. I chew on a capsule so it opens up then swallow with a little water. Good quality niacin!!
So much niacin is non-flush these days and a bit hard to find the flushing type niacin
June 8, 2013
What can I say? You will know this product works after you use it. Nothing keeps your blood moving like this.
June 4, 2013
This Niacin is high quality and very potent. It produced the flush it should when I first started taking it. After a few days the flush all but disappeared.
May 22, 2013
We take Now B-50 to cover the bases on b vitamins and take extra niacin (and a few others). We are big fans of this niacin, definitely does what it is supposed to.
May 10, 2013
Great value and effectiveness.
May 3, 2013
Makes me fresh and light
I started feeling light and fairly fluid in my movements. Better thinking and calm mind.
May 1, 2013
i've come to love that wonderful flush because that tells me it's really working.
April 16, 2013
Not Good for Me!
I had been taking niacinimide for quite some time with no problems. On a whim, I chose to use this straight niacin and was quickly sorry I did. Taking 2500 mg. at once was no laughing matter. I became red as a beet all over and itched unbelievably for at least 36 hours! Itching continued even beyond that time but not so intensely. Needless to say, I didn't take it again. If you've taken niacin before, I imagine this is a good product. It just wasn't good for me! I've never had trouble with any of Swanson's products before and will continue to buy from them.
April 12, 2013
Hard to find Niacin these days at this strength and that's not a time-release product. This works well for me.
April 2, 2013
You want the flush
I've had flushes from head to toe, with the product. So, yes, it does work. Itchy profound flushes sometimes. But, they become less pronounced. Folks, you want the flush. Trying to avoid it, is avoiding part of the function. Opening those capillaries is also a detox function. But, you should be able to lessen it, if you need to cut the intensity, by eating something. Or maybe a smaller dose. Or , take it at bedtime. The flush is not a side effect, and it is short term. And, it not your blood pressure going up, as someone had assumed, when I told them about the red skin, and flushing.
January 26, 2013
I've used other Niacin supplements before, but I really like the 500mg Swanson caps. It comes in a large bottle, I get a great flush with ~2-3 caps before bed and when I wake up, my skin looks wonderful.
I've been taking these for more than two years.
More people should be taking B3 and this is a great, cost-effective quality supplement.
November 24, 2012
BEEN USING THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I NEED TO TAKE 2,000 MG AT BEDTIME AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AVOID THE FLUSH BY EATING A SMALL DISH OF UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE BEFORE TAKING THE CAPS. RARELY EVER GET ANY FLUSHING THIS WAY.
November 15, 2012
need at least two caps for good flush
August 18, 2012
I've used this product for some time now and it gets the job done. Great price too!
July 23, 2012
flush will subside
I've been taking niacin for years and I've noticed if you take it consistently, the flush will be minimized. If I skip a day, I'll feel the flush the next time, but I find it is not too unpleasant, particularly since it is an indication that it is working to increase blood flow to the small capillaries.
July 15, 2012
great product, but too strong for me
I love Swanson products and take Niacin (not the flush-free) for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the 500 mg dosage tends to overwhelm me and causes a 20 minute flush, complete with itching. Nothing I can't live with at home, but it was very noticeable at work. Thus, I've "downsized" to the same product in 100 mg tablets. Doing this allows me to space dosages out throughout the day and therefore avoid heavy-duty flushing and I'm very happy with those. I should also add the disclaimer that I'm fairly petite, and I think that someone with a body weight of 150lbs or more would tolerate this much better,
March 19, 2012
Good Niacin Supplement,
Since changing to Swanson Niacin I get a different kind of flush feeling a better feeling.
October 6, 2011
This Niacin does not seem as strong as the one I used earlier with the same strength (tablets). The flash is not that pronounced.
October 29, 2010
I dropped this in favor of a good multivitamin with Niacin, I admit I didn't like the redness and itching I got when taking this even though people say it is because it is working. I have no problem with niacin in multivitamin form so maybe this is just too strong for me.
June 20, 2010
the skin flush means it's working
If you haven't taken large doses of niacin before, don't be surprised by the mild to strong tingling/prickling sensation in addition to the skin flush.
Incidentally, the articles that I've reviewed, circa 2010, clearly show that flush-free niacin does not improve your cholesterol profile.
If you're going to take 500 mg doses, definitely take them with food, especially in the first few weeks. The first time that I took one of these, I didn't take it with food and had tingling and itching sensations in weird places like my ear canals.
I go to sleep very quickly, so can take one of these just before I go to sleep without food and be asleep within 10 minutes, before the skin flushing and tingling are noticeable.
February 28, 2010
Love That Flush
My husband loves the flush that niacin gives but did not ever feel it taking the lower potency. This one works! Great price too.
November 17, 2009
Excellent Value and Convenience
If you are going to take high-dose niacin for cholesterol support, do not *begin* with this product. My own tolerance of niacin was achieved in stages over 3 months. But, once I achieved tolerance, this product beats every other one I've found for convenience and value.
Just think a moment -- one capsule of this product equates to five 100 mg capsules, or ten 50 mg capsules. For convenience alone, I've not found another product that is better. Same with the value: Swanson has them all beat with this product.
October 29, 2009
I bought this for my son and he likes the fact that he can take it once a day and get all the niacin he needs. I liked it because it was a great price!
August 25, 2009
consistant quality as indicated by mild flushing response after having used these 3 per day for years.
August 16, 2009
VERY STRONG FLUSH EFFECT!! DON'T TAKE THIS STUFF BEFORE DOING ANY PUBLIC SPEAKING, MEETINGS, ETC.
August 1, 2009