Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - The Metabolic Support

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - The Metabolic Support

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism, DNA repair, and maintaining healthy skin. In this article, we will explore the forms, benefits, symptoms of deficiency, recommended doses, interesting facts, and the inclusion of this essential vitamin in myPEAK Wellness, An Award-Winning Vegan Multivitamin.

Forms of Vitamin B3: Niacin is available in two forms: niacinamide (nicotinamide) and nicotinic acid. Both forms have similar biological activities.

Benefits of Vitamin B3:

  • Energy Metabolism: Niacin is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, contributing to energy production.
  • DNA Repair: Niacin plays a role in DNA repair mechanisms, helping maintain the integrity of genetic material.
  • Skin Health: Niacin supports the maintenance of healthy skin, playing a part in cellular communication and barrier function.

Symptoms of Vitamin B3 Deficiency: Severe deficiency of vitamin B3 leads to a condition known as pellagra, which is rare in developed countries. Symptoms may include:

  • Dermatitis (skin inflammation)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dementia

Recommended Doses: The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for niacin varies depending on age, sex, and life stage. For adults, the RDA ranges from 14 to 18 milligrams (mg) per day for men and 14 mg per day for women. Higher doses may be required for specific health conditions, under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Interesting Facts about Vitamin B3:

  • Niacin can cause a flushing reaction characterized by a warm sensation and redness of the skin, which is harmless.
  • Dietary sources of niacin include meat, poultry, fish and vegan sources such as  legumes, and whole grains.

myPEAK Wellness, An Award-Winning Vegan Multivitamin includes vitamin B3 (niacin) with 100% of the RDA along with over 25 other essential nutrients and 70+ fulvic trace minerals from ElevATP® Ancient Peat and Apple Polyphenol Extract, and more to create the most comprehensive multivitamin on the market. The formulation ensures adequate niacin supplementation for individuals following a vegan lifestyle or those seeking to support their energy metabolism and maintain healthy skin.


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