NATURAL FACTORS - Niacin No Flush - 90 Capsule(s) - NPN: 80010957 -- Supports cardiovascular function Aids in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates Most heart patients are familiar with statin drugs, but not many know the benefits of vitamin B3 (niacin) for the management of cholesterol. No Flush Niacin, also known as inositol hexaniacinate (an ester of inositol and nicotinic acid) is an ideal way to benefit from the cholesterol lowering properties of niacin. The inositol portion of the molecule is responsible for the flush-free effect. Niacin works mainly by inhibiting the liver's production of cholesterol. Studies show that niacin can lower total cholesterol by 17% and specifically lower bad LDL cholesterol by 18%, while raising good HDL cholesterol levels.