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All About Vitamins | Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

by Hugo Jones on Mar 19, 2020

All About Vitamins | Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as 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.


Every part of your body requires vitamin B3, so it is a crucial part of your diet. B3 can lower your cholesterol, help prevent heart disease, help to reduce your chances of contracting type 1 diabetes, boost brain and skin function, and some studies have shown that it can reduce the symptoms of arthritis. 


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.


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.