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Vitamins B3 Supplements

Niacin or nicotinic acid is an important vitamin of the B group. It is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein. It is also essential for the normal functioning of the skin, intestinal and nervous systems. Like other B-vitamins it is also lost in excess of cooking water.

This vitamin differs from the other vitamins of the B-complex group in that an essential amino acid, trytophan serves as its precursor.

The nicotinic acid or Niacin in the body gets converted rapidly to nicotinamide (before it becomes active), which is a part of coenzymes essential for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

It is absorbed both in stomach and intestine and stored in all tissues. It gets excreted as salts in urine (daily 2-4 mgm) and also as free Niacin in very small quantity.

Niacin can be formed from the essential amino acid Tryptophan. The amino acid Tryptophan gets converted into Niacin in the body. 60 mg of Tryptophan would give 1 mg of Niacin.

Vitamin B3 Supplements
NIACIN (B-3) 1000MG EA 1/100 CAP
NIACIN (B-3) 1000MG EA 1/100 CAP

* EA 1/100 CAP
* Does Not Contain: Corn, soy, yeast, rice, barley, wheat, lactose (milk sugar) and all milk, citrus, fish and egg products. Added flavorings, sugars, salt, artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives or salicylates.

Function of Niacin in Our Body

• It is vital for the proper functioning of the skin, intestinal tract and the nervous system.
• It provides for good memory and sound sleep.
• It helps in synthesis of the sex hormones, and also cortisone, thyroxin, and insulin.
• It is essential for growth, metabolism and tissue oxidation.
• It helps in formation of fats from carbohydrates.
• It may reduce plasma lipid concentration.
• It has stimulating effect on central nervous system.
• It produces pronounced transient vasodilatation with flushing of face on therapeutic doses.
• It helps in prevention of pellagral migraine, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood clots, and diarrhoea.

Natural Sources of Niacin

Niacin is found in both plant and animal foods. Important sources are groundnut, whole cereals, pulses, liver, meat and fish. Germinated pulses and cereals are rich in Niacin.

Daily Requirement of Niacin

Its daily requirement is 15-29 mg for men and 13-15 mg for women.

Niacin Deficiency

• The niacin deficiencies result in pellagra, a chronic wasting (three D’s) disease, which consists of dermatitis (skin eruptions), diarrhoea and dementia (mental depression).
• Its deficiency also leads to gastro-intestinal disorders.
• Its deficiency may also cause loss of appetite, loss of weight, coated tongue, and sores in the mouth, forgetfulness and anaemia.

bulletVitamin A (RETINOL)bulletVitamin B1 (THIAMINE)
bulletVitamin B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)bulletVitamin B3 (NIACIN)
bulletVitamin B6 (PYRIDOXINE)bulletVitamin B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID)
bulletVitamin D (CALCIFEROL)bulletVitamin E (TOCOFEROL)
bulletVitamin K (MENADIONE)bulletVitamin B9 (FOLIC ACID)
bulletVitamin B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN)bulletVitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID)
bulletPara Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA)bulletVitamin Inositol
bulletVitamin CholinebulletVitamin B8 (BIOTIN)

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