Check out our simple guide to Vitamin B3 or Niacin as is also known and see the featured suppliers at the foot of the page :
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
|Important for :
||Improving circulation and reducing cholesterol levels in the blood; maintaining nervous system; metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins; increasing production of hydrochloric acid for digestive system; healthy skin; synthesis of sex hormones.
||Found in; beef liver; broccoli; carrots; cheese; corn flour; dates; eggs; fish; milk; peanuts; pork; potatoes; tomatoes; wheat germ; and wheat products.
Herbs; (e.g. alfalfa; burdock root; catnip; cayenne; chamomile; eyebright; fennel; hops; liquorice; nettles; oat straw; parsley; peppermint; raspberry leaf; rosehips; and yellow dock).
|Possible deficiency symptoms :
||Headaches; fatigue; depression; dementia; dizziness; insomnia; aches and pains; irritability; loss of appetite; skin disorders; bad breath; muscular weakness.
|Hinders maximum absorption :
||Tea, coffee and alkaline agents (Baking powder) all prevent maximum absorption by the body.
|Additional Information :
||B3 is absorbed more easily when taken in conjunction with other B-vitamins
Suffers of diabetes, glaucoma, liver disease or ulcers should see a doctor before taking vitamin B3.