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All About Vitamins | Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also called Niacin or nicotinic acid, is an important vitamin in our diet. Everyone one of us unique, and your NGX nutrition will contain different levels of nutrition depending on how you convert vitamins at a genetic level. Thus the amount of B3 in each NGX pouch will depend on you personally.

Function

Every part of your body requires vitamin B3, so it is a crucial part of your diet. Some of the benefits of B3 include lowering cholesterol, can hep prevent heart disease, could reduce your chances of contracting type 1 diabetes, boost brain and skin function, and some studies have shown it can reduce the symptoms of arthritis. 

Sources

Vitamin B3 is found in a wide variety of meat, plant and processed food sources including; mushrooms, ginger, sunflower seeds, apricots, potatoes and most breakfast cereals.

Deficiency

Severe deficiency of vitamin B3 can lead to a disease called Pellagra, which is characterised by a number of issues such as diarrhoea, dementia, amnesia, delirium, inflammation of the mouth and tongue, and eventually death. Milder symptoms include irritability, poor concentration, anxiety and fatigue. 

The best way to see if you are converting the vitamins out of your diet properly is with a DNA test. Explore the NGX website and pick up a DNA test to understand how your body operates at a genetic level.

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