Vitamin B3 also known as Niacin or Niacinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that can be obtained from many foods. Some dietary Tryptophan, found in most protein sources, converts to B3 in the body. Niacin is an important component of turning food into energy and supporting the use of oxygen in cells.

Roles in our Body:

  • Supports the nervous system
  • Maintains good mental health
  • Balances blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Assists in blood circulation and reduces blood pressure
  • Supports growth and development
  • Promotes healthy skin

Signs of Deficiency:

  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eczema and skin problems
  • Poor memory
  • Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Trouble sleeping or relaxing

Best Food Sources:

Mushrooms, brown rice, meat, tuna, salmon, sardines, chicken, liver, whole grains, cheese, eggs, legumes, nuts and brewer’s yeast.