Niacin

Nicotinic acid; Vitamin B3

Niacin is a type of B vitamin. It is water-soluble vitamin. It is not stored in the body. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. The body keeps a small reserve of these vitamins. They have to be taken on a regular basis to maintain the reserve.

Vitamin B3 benefit

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin or nicotinic acid, is part of the B complex which primarily converts food into energy.

Vitamin B3 deficit

Pellagra is a disease of deficiency of niacin (vitamin B3) which causes problems in the skin and the digestive and nervous systems.

Vitamin B3 source

Like most vitamins, vitamin B3 (niacin) may be obtained in the recommended amount with a well-balanced diet, including some enriched or fortified foods.

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