Niacin

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Role of Niacin

Niacin is a vitamin B that is used to turn food into energy. Niacin also keep you skin, eyes, hair, and digestive and nervous system healthy. It also raises HDL cholesterol by 30% (good cholesterol) and it takes LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and takes it to your liver which prevents arterial plaque.

Niacin also helps make new DNA and it helps your body regulate and use insulin sufficiently, which prevent high blood sugar levels.

Niacin Deficiencies

Deficiencies of Niacin leeds to pellagra, symptoms include:

Mild Deficiencies

Indigestion

Fatigue

Canker Sores

Vomiting

Depression


Severe Deficiencies

Rash

Swollen Mouth

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Headache

Apathy

Fatigue

Depression

Disorientation

Memory Loss

Major Sources of Nutrient

Meats such as:

Liver

Chicken

Beef

Fish


And:

Cereal

Peanuts

Beans

Crimini mushrooms