Controlled-release Nicotinic Acid

SLO-NIACIN® delivers controlled-release nicotinic acid

“Flush-free” niacin formulas are not clinically proven to support HDL

  • “Flush-free” niacin compounds have been introduced to the market, but these niacins usually do not contain nicotinic acid
  • Inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, or nicotinamide, referred to as “flush-free” niacin, may not cause flushing, but these forms of niacin are not clinically proven to support good cholesterol8


Controlled-release nicotinic acid is formulated to reduce incidence of flushing

  • Nicotinic acid, the ingredient in SLO-NIACIN® Tablets, is the preferred form of niacin for helping to support HDL within the normal range2
  • SLO-NIACIN® Tablets utilize a unique polygel® formula—not available in other dietary supplement niacin products—that ensures controlled release of nicotinic acid designed to minimize flushing and itching7
  • Flushing caused by controlled-release nicotinic acid in SLO-NIACIN® Tablets is generally tolerable and typically decreases with time2


Tips to help patients minimize flushing7

  • Take 1 aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes before taking SLO-NIACIN®
  • Take SLO-NIACIN® Tablets with a low-fat snack and cold water
  • Take SLO-NIACIN® Tablets before going to bed
  • Do not take SLO-NIACIN® Tablets with spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, tea, or other hot drinks

SLO-NIACIN® Tablets can help maintain good cholesterol (HDL) within the normal range.*2 With a distinctive polygel® controlled-release system, SLO-NIACIN® Tablets gradually deliver nicotinic acid into the body and are designed to help reduce the incidence of flushing that is sometimes associated with niacin use.


Do not use SLO-NIACIN® Tablets if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to niacin. Do not take niacin unless under your doctor's supervision if you have heart disease (particularly, recurrent chest pain or recent heart attack), gallbladder disease, gout, arterial bleeding, glaucoma, diabetes, impaired liver function, stomach ulcers, or are pregnant or lactating. Before taking 500 mg/day or more, call your doctor. If you are taking high blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs, call your doctor before taking niacin due to possible interactions. Case reports of unexplained muscle-related complaints, including discomfort, weakness, or tenderness, have been documented with HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in combination with niacin. Increased uric acid, glucose, and abnormal liver function tests have been reported in persons taking 500 mg/day or more. Discontinue use and call your doctor immediately if you experience persistent flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, not feeling well), loss of appetite, decreased and dark-colored urine, muscle discomfort or weakness, irregular heartbeat or vision problems. Niacin may cause temporary flushing, itching and tingling, feelings of warmth and headache, particularly when beginning, increasing dosage, or changing brands. This safety information is not all-inclusive. For more information, contact your healthcare provider, or call 502-709-7544.

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking any dietary supplement, and especially before taking 500 mg or more of SLO-NIACIN® daily.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.