• Niacin Flush and Eye Color


    Question:

    Could a niacin flush have an effect on the pigments in the iris causing a discoloration that results in lightening or darkening the eyes?


    Answer:

    No. The iris has but one pigment — melanin. Iris color is determined by the density of the melanin in the layers of the iris. Niacin would not affect that. If you believe that you have a discoloration or change in color of your iris — check with your ophthalmologist. There are conditions that can cause such change and these changes should be investigated.


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