Vitamin B3 is a water soluble Vitamin. It is also known as Niacin. It helps the Body to convert foods ( Carbohydrates ) into Fuel ( Glucose ) which is used to produce Energy. Niacin helps the Body to make various sex and stress related Hormones in the Adrenal Glands. Vitamin B3 is required for the activation of many Enzymes. It helps to improve the Blood Circulation.
Functions of Vitamin B3 in the Body Cells cannot use Carbohydrates directly. Vitamin B3 converts Carbohydrates into Glucose. The main function of vitamin B3 is to produce Energy. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the Body. Vitamin B3 is important in Cellular growth and Division. The overexposure of body to the ultraviolet radiations damages the DNA. Vitamin B3 helps to repair this damaged DNA. Vitamin B3 helps in the production of Hydrochloric acid , which is needed for good digestion. Vitamin B3 promotes Healthy Skin and treat Acne. It regulates the Genes and maintains Genomic activities. It helps increase the good Cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the bad Cholesterol (LDL) in the Blood. Vitamin B3 stabilizes the Blood Sugar levels in the Body.
Level of Vitamin B3 in the Body 5 mg/mL
Daily Requirement of vitamin B3 in the Body 0 to 6 months : 2 mg 7 to 12 months : 4 mg 1 to 3 years : 6 mg 4 to 8 years : 8 mg 9 to 13 years : 12 mg Above 14 years ( Male / Female ) : 16 / 14 mg Pregnant / Lactating : 18 / 16 mg
Benefits of Vitamin B3 in the Body? Reduce pain Prevent Diabetes Prevent Cataracts Prevent Heart Diseases Reduce Atherosclerosis Improve Joint flexibility Lowers the risk of Alzheimer's Disease Reduce the Pain and Swelling in Osteoporosis
Effects of Vitamin B3 deficiency in the Body? Fatigue Vomiting Depression Indigestion Memory loss Canker Sores Poor Appetite Excessive Red Tongue Burning in the Mouth Emotional mood swings Severe deficiency can cause Pellagra Symptoms of Pellagra Diarrhea Dementia Cracked scaly Skin
Effects of Excess of Vitamin B3 in he Body? Headache Dizziness Flatulence Mouth Pain Skin Rashes Liver Damage Peptic Ulcers An Upset Stomach Itching of the Skin
Figures given in bracket indicate amount present in microgram per 100 grams of serving. Information given herein is for informational purposes only. It is not an indicator of what you should do. Please consult your doctor before consuming any food or herb.