Carlson Labs Niacin 100 mg. 300 Tablets
Carlson Labs Niacin is an essential B-Vitamin (B-3). Niacin is involved in the normal metabolism of fats and fat-like substances, such as cholesterol. The body uses the water-soluble vitamin B-3 in the process of releasing energy from carbohydrates. It is needed to form fat from carbohydrates and to process alcohol. The niacin form of vitamin B-3 also regulates cholesterol, though niacinamide does not.
The best food sources of vitamin B-3 are peanuts, brewer’s yeast, fish, and meat. Some vitamin B-3 is also found in whole grains. Pellagra, the disease caused by a vitamin B3 deficiency, is rare in Western societies. Symptoms include loss of appetite, skin rash, diarrhea, mental changes, beefy tongue, and digestive and emotional disturbance.
In part because it is added to white flour, most people generally get enough vitamin B3 from their diets to prevent a deficiency. However, 10–25 mg of the vitamin can be taken as part of a B-complex or multivitamin supplement. Larger amounts are used for the treatment of various health conditions.
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