Niacin Information - Vitamin B3

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Most Common Name: Niacin
Also Known As (other names):Vitamin B3

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Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is a crystalline, water soluble and white member of the B-Group Vitamins.

Vitamin B3 primary sources are Meat (all meats), most nuts, Whole grain, Brewer's yeast, Fish and Cheese. To maximize the intake of Vitamin B3 these products should be as unprocessed as possible.

Vitamin B3 is made in the body by Tryptophan, an amino acid. Vitamin B3 plays a role in the production of sex hormones and maintenance of the nervous system.

Vitamin B3 acts as a coenzyme to assist in the absorption of all foods and maintains a healthy shin, gastro-system and nervous system. It also plays a role in the synthesis of sex hormones.

Vitamin B3, like may of the B-Group Vitamins is not stored in the body and a daily supply is needed to stay healthy.

Shortages of Vitamin B3 causes fatigue, weakness, skin eruptions, dermatitis, appetite loss, irritability, nausea, depression and headaches. Prolonged deficiency may intensify aforementioned conditions as well as include halitosis, vomiting and gum disease.  Extreme deficiency can cause Pellagra, a debilitating disease that includes severe dermatitis, diarrhea and confusion.

Vitamin B3 lowers cholesterol and sugar levels in the blood, reduces blood pressure, is a vasodilator and it has also been used against Asthma with some success.

Niacin occurs in plants as niacinamide, also called nicotinamide.*

Niacinamide: A b-complex vitamin that is closely related to Vitamin B3 (niacin), occurs in plants and some animal tissue in  but does not have a vasilodatory effect on the body. Niacinamide is also called nicotinamide and is converted by the body into niacin or Vitamin B3


Vitamin B3 - Niacin Use for/In treatment of:

Blood circulationHigh Blood pressureCholesterol maintenance
Depression Schizophrenia Diarrhea

Vitamin B3 - Niacin Contraindications, do not use if:*

We cannot warrant that this list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.*
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