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Vitamin B 3
Definition

What does Vitamin B 3 do for the body

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.
 
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