Niacin Flush with NMN Plus


We are very excited about our new product, NMN Plus.

We also want to let you know about a potential side effect that some people may have.

We have included Niacin as one of the ingredients, as it is very effective at raising NAD+ levels in the liver more quickly than any other precursor.

Niacin has a very long track record and has been used effectively for over 50 years.

It does have a very well known side effect, commonly called the Niacin flush,  that limits the dosage that can be used. 

At higher dosages, an uncomfortable flushing and itching is noticeable almost immediately and last around 30 to 45 minutes.

47 different  research studies  on Niacin have determined there is no negative health consequences other than the temporary discomfort at levels up to 1000mg a day, which is more than 10x the amount we include in NMN Plus.

The research has also found that the dosage where this flushing response occurs varies quite a bit between individuals.

A fuller description of the niacin flush is here.

Tolerance to Niacin does increase rapidly and most people find the dosage that results in the flushing response increases quickly.

Those that do experience the Niacin Flush from our NMN Plus will most likely find it diminishes and disappears within one week.

We felt the benefit from including Niacin was key to the effectiveness of NMN plus, so  we included it in a dosage that research found to incur this side effect in less than 1% of people.

Some things you can do to minimize the flush until you develop tolerance to the dosage:

  • Avoid taking on an empty stomach
  • Avoid taking with Coffee or other hot drinks
  • Take an aspirin before Niacin or NMN plus*

*Studies show a 36% reduction in niacin flush when aspirin is taken first

We are collecting feedback from customers and would love to hear anything you can tell us about how you respond to NMN plus, including any flush you experience.

2 thoughts on “Niacin Flush with NMN Plus”

  1. I started taking 2 capsules of NMN+ in the morning three days ago. Day one: serious heat and flush over my arms and legs (above the knee). It occurred apx 1 hour after consumption, and lasted about 30 minutes, then I was cold! I am never cold – this was unusual.
    Day Two: took 2 capsules in the morning and experienced very little flush.
    Day Three: took two capsules in the morning and after apx one hour my face lit up, splotchy and hot. Then I noticed my arms were seriously flushing as well. It lasted about 30 minutes.
    The flushing is very inconsistent and incredibly embarrassing at the office. Plus I am concerned it may affect my Rosacea.
    However, I have noticed that my peri-menopausal hot flashes have subsided significantly. That I did not expect. I will continue for one week – taking the supplement and gauging my reaction. If the flushing doesn’t subside I will contact ABN for a refund and return my product.

  2. I too have experienced quite extreme flushing burning and itching with just one capsule, my husband the same, so I am doubting that this only affects about 1% as claimed. Niacin is also supposed to be the cheaper form, so I am not sure why we’d be paying so much to consume this product. I would like more justification from Alive By Nature about this. I purchased Nicotinamide Riboside last time and had no ill effects.

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