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The Vitamin B-3 Niacin page provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Vitamin B-3 Niacin

Benefits And Uses For Vitamin B-3 Niacin:

The most exciting recent use for Niacin is how well it controls blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels.  While many have used large dose, time-release Niacin for years, recently, the medical community has begun using it in combination with certain "statin" drugs for those with a risk of cardio-vascular diseases.  Niacin has also been used to treat pellagra and schizophrenia.  

Deficiency Symptoms Of Vitamin B-3 Niacin:

Dementia, pellagra, muscle weakness, fatigue, anorexia, insomnia, irritability, depression, low concentration, arthritis, nausea, vomiting.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Vitamin B-3 Niacin:

While not known to be harmful, large doses cause uncomfortable side effects, like itching, tingling, itchy eyes, flushing of the skin, unusual nervousness and gastrointestinal distress.  These symptoms can be lessened by using time release formulas.

Foods High In Vitamin B-3 Niacin:

Organ meats, tuna, swordfish, halibut, nuts, grains, potatoes, yeast, figs, many green vegetables, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, dates, avocados.

Supplements Of Vitamin B-3 Niacin:

Niacin supplements are readily available.  Most people get the recommended amount (20 mg) from the foods in their diet.  Most multi-vitamin or B Complex vitamin supplements contain 100-200% of the recommended amounts of Niacin.  See your doctor if you want to supplement more than that, because Niacin can influence the behavior of some medicines.  

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