Global Nicotinic Acid Market will expand at a CAGR of 3.2%

Date: 2016-09-12

Nicotinic acid or niacin, one of the water-soluble B vitamins, improves all lipoproteins when given in doses well above the vitamin requirement. Nicotinic acid lowers the total cholesterol, “bad” LDL-cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, while raising the “good” HDL-cholesterol level.

Nicotinic Acid is a crystalline acid, the formula is C6H5NO2 that is a component of the vitamin-B complex, found in fresh meat, yeast, etc., produced by the oxidation of nicotine, and used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra.

Currently there are two types of nicotinic acid: immediate release and timed release.

Nicotinic Acid Content of Common Foods (The amount per 100 grams containing nicotinic acid)


Nicotinic acid is one of 13 human body essential vitamins, however, prolonged tonic also have some side effects. A common and troublesome side effect of nicotinic acid is flushing or hot flashes, which are the result of the widening of blood vessels. Most patients develop a tolerance to flushing, and in some patients, it can be decreased by taking the drug during or after meals or by the use of aspirin or other similar medications prescribed by your doctor. The effect of high blood pressure medicines may also be increased while you are on niacin. If you are taking high blood pressure medication, it is important to set up a blood pressure monitoring system while you are getting used to your new niacin regimen. A variety of gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, indigestion, gas, vomiting, diarrhea, and the activation of peptic ulcers have been seen with the use of nicotinic acid.

Three other major adverse effects include liver problems, gout, and high blood sugar. Risk of these three complications increases as the dose of nicotinic acid is increased. Your doctor will probably not prescribe this medicine for you if you have diabetes, because of the effect on your blood sugar.

According to some authoritative survey, the global nicotinic acid will expand at a CAGR of 3.2% from 58000 tons in 2014 to 67000 tons by 2019. In terms of region, Asia Pacific will be the largest market of nicotinic acid, this is due to the large Asian population and attention of more and more people with health. The demand of global nicotinic acid is projected to reach 75000 tons by 2020.

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Joanna | Executive – International Business and partner Relations
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