Vitamin B3

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What is the role of niacin or vitamin B3?

Say hello to the third member of the vitamin B complex family- vitamin B3 or niacin (nicotinic acid)! It also has 2 other variations different from niacin, called niacin amide (nicotinamide) and inositol hexanicotinate.

 

The roles of vitamin B3 in the body

  • It may aid in efficient functioning of your :
    – nervous system 
    – digestive system
    – skin
  • It also may help breakdown :
    – carbohydrates
    – proteins
    – fats
    And transforms them into energy
  • It may aid : 
    – proper brain function
    – promotes healthy skin
    – improves memory
    – regulates proper blood circulation
    – controls and lowers cholesterol levels in your body
  • It may be important for :
    – sexual wellness
    – producing sex hormones in the body
    And may help fight disorders like impotence and erectile dysfunction
  • It may improve :
    – mental health
    – lower blood pressure levels
    – lessen body inflammation
    And even treat acne as well

 

Lack of vitamin B3 may cause various diseases including pellagra.

  • Vitamin B3 deficiency is also associated with :
    – memory loss
    – motion sickness
    – increased sensitivity to sunlight

 

Vitamin B3 / Niacin

(100g/mg)

6

3

0

5.2

Bunashimeji

5

Bunapi

5.2

King Trumpet

4.2

Maitake

3.6

White Mushrooms

0.3

lettuce

0.5

tomato

1

potato

Buna
shimeji

Bunapi

King Trumpet

Maitake

White
Mushroom

Lettuce

Tomato

Potato