All you need to know about Niacin


Niacin is also know as Vitamin B3 or Nicotintic acid

What is Niacin? What does it do?

Niacin is one of the eight types of Vitamin B. Niacin helps the digestive system, skin, and nerves to operate. It is also important for converting food to energy. Niacin is used for high cholesterol, circulation problems, migraine, headache, dizziness, and to reduce the diarrhea associated with cholera. Niacin is also used for preventing positive urine drug tests for people who take illegal drugs. Some people use niacin or niacinamide for acne, leprosy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), memory loss, arthritis, preventing premenstrual headache, improving digestion, protecting against toxins and pollutants, reducing the effects of aging, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, relaxation, improving orgasm, and preventing cataracts.


Some places you can find it:

You can find Niacin in foods such as; dairy products, eggs, enriched breads and cereals, fish, lean meat, legumes, nuts, poultry.


What if I take too much Niacin?

By taking too much Niacin, I can cause an increase in blood sugar, liver damage, peptic ulcers, and skin rashes.

What if I take too little?

By taking too little, it can cause fatigue, canker sores, vomiting, depression, memory loss,

By Kirsten Evans