Why Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) makes you feel GOOD!
If you’re not feeling optimal, you may have a Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) deficiency as every part of your body needs it to function!
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Here’s how Vitamin B3 can inspire your wellbeing…
LIVER: Vitamin B3 transports fats through the body by synthesizing fats from carbs and turning carbs into glucose, to supply energy to the cells. This means you get increased energy and weight loss support!
BRAIN: Vitamin B3 increases serotonin activity that improves mood, decreases stress and lessens insomnia. Yay to feeling happier and sleeping better!
HEART: Nicotinic Acid supports cardiovascular health and cholesterol by normalizing lipid blood levels; removes the bad, LDL & triglycerides and increases the good, HDL. From our heart to yours!
INSULIN: Inositol (longer release of B3) improves insulin levels/sensitivity for diabetes support, aids in weight loss, supports fertility for women diagnosed with PCOS, and helps sex hormone production to relieve ED in men.
SKIN: Niacinamide is converted in the body from extra Niacin. It’s beneficial for skin health by reducing the sensitivity, redness and hyperpigmentation caused by acne, age and sun spots. It minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier for healthy, defended skin.
Vitamin B3 converts in the body to NADH, in different forms:
- NICOTINIC ACID
Your diet is likely to have the recommended daily amount of B3 if you have multiple daily servings of whole, natural foods across a wide variety of food groups.
I highly recommend Nutritional Flakes (dried yeast): a delicious, vegetarian protein to use as a daily food complement – mix into soups, vegetables, smoothies, salads, etc. 1 TBSP = 4g protein
That’s almost as much protein as one egg (6g protein) !!!
It’s also an ideal source of essential and non-essential amino acids.
Other excellent food sources of niacin include: tuna, chicken, turkey, peanuts, and crimini mushrooms.
Your supplement form and dose depends on your symptoms!
Many folks do not tolerate Vitamin B3 on it’s own – CAUTION: you may be one that gets super itchy and red if you take Vitamin B3 by its lonesome and not in a MultiVitamin or B-Complex.
You can check out our activated Multivitamin (Active Multinutrients) and our Active B-Complex on our ONLINE APOTHECARY STORE!
Your healthcare provider will choose which dose and forms of Vitamin B are right for you.
Mara Kevan LAc, Dipl.Ac