Vitamin B3

Supplement Forms/Alternate Names:

  • Niacin
  • Niacinamide
  • Nicotinamide
  • Inositol Hexaniacinate

Uses

Niacin:Niacinamide:Inositol Hexaniacinate:

Other Proposed Uses

Probably Not Effective Uses

  • Diabetes (Prevention in Children at High Risk)
  • Passing a Urine Drug Screen (Dangerous as well as Ineffective)

Vitamin B 3 is required for the proper function of more than 50 enzymes. Without it, your body would not be able to release energy or make fats from carbohydrates. Vitamin B 3 is also used to make sex hormones and other important chemical signal molecules. Vitamin B 3 comes in two principal forms: niacin (nicotinic acid) and niacinamide (nicotinamide). When taken in low doses for nutritional purposes, these two forms of the vitamin are essentially identical. However, each has its own particular effects when taken in high doses. Additionally, a special form of niacin called inositol hexaniacinate has shown some promise as a treatment with special properties of its own.

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