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What is Niacin

What is Niacin?

Niacin, commonly known as nicotinic acid, is an organic molecule and a type of vitamin B3 that is necessary for human health. It is made by plants and animals from the amino acid tryptophan. It is a form of B3. Niacin is available as an oral tablet and an oral extended-release tablet on prescription. Over-the-counter versions are also available. This is marketed as a prescription medicine under the brand names Niacor and Niaspan. It can also be purchased as a generic medicine. Generic medications are frequently less expensive. They may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version in some circumstances.

Benefits of niacin:

  • Used for treatment for circulation problems
  • Prevents migraine headache
  • Reduce the diarrhea associated with cholera
  • Used for acne, leprosy
  • Improving digestion
  • Protecting against toxins and pollutants
  • Reducing effects of aging
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Improving orgasms
  • Preventing cataracts
  • Used to improve exercise performance
  • Heals depression, motion sickness, alcohol dependence

Sources of niacin:

  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Fortified and whole grain
  • Mushrooms
  • Potatoes
  • Peanut butter

So, should you start using this vitamin?

if you want to cure circulation problems, acne, blood pressure, motion sickness, and other issues niacin are used. It works by raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol. While lowering your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol and other fatty compounds (triglycerides) in your blood. It improves cholesterol levels when combined with exercise and a healthy diet.

Did you know?

Niacin is found in foods and can also be synthesized by the body from the amino acid tryptophan with the help of vitamin B6.

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