Benefits of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 is a water soluble vitamin known as Niacin.  This nutrient can be made in the body in small amounts from the amino acid tryptophan.  

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Because Niacin is a B-group Vitamin it is associated with maintaining energy levels and it works together with the other B Vitamins.  Niacin combines with chromium to form the Glucose Tolerance Factor  (GTF) needed to activate insulin and control blood sugar.

Vitamin B3 (niacin) supports:

  • Reduction of Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Psychological function
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Functioning of the nervous system

If you want to find plant based foods that contain Niacin try our Organic Pearl Barley

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.