Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3

Niacin is the generic name for nicotinic acid
All tissues in the body convert absorbed niacin into its main metabolically active form, that required in:
-Metabolic redox processes in cells
-Catabolic reactions that transfer the potential energy in carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to cell’s primary energy
-Critical cellular functions, such as the maintenance of genome integrity, control of gene expression, and cellular communication
-Anabolic reactions, such as: synthesis of cholesterol and fatty acids, and plays a critical role in maintaining cellular antioxidant function
Effective for:
-Niacin Deficiency
(Severe niacin deficiency leads to pellagra, a disease characterized by a pigmented rash or brown discoloration on skin exposed to sunlight)
-Cardiovascular disease
Niacin is used to lower blood levels of LDL and triglycerides, and increase levels of HDL