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Vitamin B3

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.
Sources : 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.

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