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Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)

Functions of vitamin B-3 (Niacin)


·         Required for cell respiration

·         Improves cholesterol management

·         Helps to normalize blood pressure 

·         Maintains the nervous system

·         Increase energy through better metabolism of protein (amino acids), sugar and fat

·         Helps maintain a healthy skin, tongue and digestive system

·         It is used in the synthesis of sex hormones


Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B-3 (Niacin)


·         May result in pellagra

·         Gastrointestinal disturbances

·         Indigestion

·         Insomnia

·         Nervousness, irritability and mental depression

·         Fatigue and muscular weakness

·         General muscular weakness, vague aches and pains

·         Loss of appetite

·         Skin eruptions and inflammation

People with an increased risk of vitamin B-3 (Niacin) deficiency


·         Drinkers

·         People on sleeping pills

·         Women on the pill


Food sources of vitamin B-3 (Niacin)


·         Meats including liver

·         Poultry

·         Fish

·         Nuts including peanuts

·         Green leafy vegetables

·         Legumes

·         Yeast


Best results if used with:


·         B group vitamins

·         Vitamin C



Recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B-3 (Niacin)


·         Adult male                          

·         Adult female                       

·         Children (under 8)                


Biozest supply vitamin B-3         25.1 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink


Toxicity symptoms of vitamin B-3 (Niacin)


·         Nicotinic acid, but not nicotinamide in doses larger than 200 milligrams causes flusing by dilating the blood vessels, which can also cause the blood pressure to drop


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