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Vitamin B3: Fun Facts And Health Information About Niacin


What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B3 for an adult:
25 – 300mg

What is the molecular formula:
C6H5NO2

What does Vitamin B3 do in the body:
Assists in release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins; helps promote healthy skin.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B3:
Fortified breads and cereals
brewer’s yeast
broccoli
carrots
cheese
dandelion greens
dates
eggs
fish
milk peanuts
potatoes
tomatoes
tuna
veal
beef liver
chicken breast

What does a deficiency in Vitamin B3 cause: Pellagra

What are the symptoms of Vitamin B3 deficiency:
aggression
dermatitis
insomnia
weakness
mental confusion
diarrhea.

In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin: Liver damage can occur

Solubility: Water

What is the scientific name: Niacin

When was the vitamin discovered: 1936