Brand NamesNiacin, B-3-50, B3-500-Gr, Niacin SR, Niacor, Niaspan ER, Slo-Niacin
What is Niacin
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that essential for our body. It helps the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose) which is important to produce energy. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly.
Niacin also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin helps improve circulation.
As a treatment, higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks. Niacin can be found in many foods including greens, meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
Side effects of Niacin
The most common side effects of Niacin are:
Niacin is very important to maintain healthy skin and proper blood circulation. It is also effective in maintaining normal nerve and brain functions, enhancing memory, as well as in the proper digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The most renowned of all the benefits of vitamin B3 is its significant effect in lowering and controlling cholesterol levels. The other benefits of niacin ranges from its relieving effect on schizophrenia to its soothing effect on arthritis, and almost everything else in between.
It is not recommended take this medicine if you have:
|Children||2-16 milligrams daily, depending on age|
|Men||16 milligrams daily|
|Women||14 milligrams daily|
|Pregnant women||18 milligrams daily|
|Breastfeeding women||17 milligrams daily|
|All ages||35 milligrams daily|
However, the ideal dosage of niacin depends on how you are using it. For instance, much higher doses (2-3 grams or more) are used to treat high cholesterol.