Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, works together with the rest of the water soluble vitamins of the B complex family in order to support the proper function of metabolic reactions in the body. Its main sources in our diet are beer yeast, whole grains, nuts, dried fruit and organ meats.
Who is in greater risk for vitamin B3 deficiency?
• Individuals with poor nutrition
• Heavy drinkers
Water soluble vitamins are not stored in our body and any excess is excreted in the urine.
The role of vitamin B3:
• Supports metabolic reactions
• Energy production
• Normal neurological function
• Supports psychological function
• Skin health
Vitamin B3 deficiency may result in:
• Poor skin health
• Gastrointestinal complications
• Neurological & mood disorders
• Poor appetite