Origin: Supplements or food sources such as meat, poultry, fish, nuts and legumes.
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Overview: Nicotinic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex that occurs in various animal and plant tissues. This acid is required by the body for the formulation of coenzymes NAD and NADP.
This compound is used to prevent and treat niacin deficiency. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3, one of the B-complex vitamins that help support the body’s ability to make and break down natural compounds needed for good health.
Studies have shown that it helps with having a good effect on cholesterol and triglycerides, assisting with heart health, improving memory loss, motion sickness, as well as keeping a healthy blood pressure.
- Lowering LDL cholesterol levels in the body
- Increasing HDL cholesterol levels
- Lowering triglycerides
- Prevention of heart diseases
- Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
- Treatment of pellagra or niacin deficiency
- Boosting brain function
Common Dosage: 14 mg per day for women and 16 mg per day for men