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Inositol hexanicotinate
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Inositol hexanicotinate, a form of Niacin (B3), and N-acetyl-cysteine. Trade names include Hexopal.

Benefits

  • Similar to Niacin -- but no flushing problems.
  • Improves Raynaud's syndrome
  • Vasodilator (See Niacin)
  • Helps cramping pain in the legs on walking due to insufficient blood to the muscles (intermittent claudication)

Risks

  • See below

Sources

  • Health food stores

References

  • http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/inositol3-3.html
  • http://www.biam2.org/www/Sub1306.html  cites following side effects:
    • LOW BLOOD PRESSURE ORTHOSTATIQUE (VERY RARE)
    • ARTERIAL LOW BLOOD PRESSURE (VERY RARE)
    • PRURIT (FREQUENT)
    • CUTANEOUS ERUPTION (RARE)
    • NETTLE RASH (RARE)
    • TINT(COLORING) OF THE SKIN (RARE) Localized or generalized brown pigmentation.
    • ARIDITY OF THE SKIN (RARE)
    • ALOPECIA (VERY RARE)
    • ANOREXIA (FREQUENT)
    • SICKNESS (FREQUENT)
    • VOMIT (RARE)
    • PAIN EPIGASTRIQUE (FREQUENT)
    • DIARRHEA (FREQUENT)
    • HURT GASTRODUODENAL (VERY RARE)
    • ULCEROUS ANTECEDENTS
    • HEPATIC TOXICITY (RARE)
    • GLYCAEMIA (INCREASE) (RARE)
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