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All you need to know about Niacin (Vitamin B3)

All you need to know about Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Niacin is one of the eight essential B-group vitamins. Find out all about its benefit and sources below.

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Niacin is one of the eight essential B-group vitamins, also known as vitamin B3. It has several significant benefits, including helping release energy from the foods we eat, contributing to the maintenance of normal skin and supporting the normal function of the nervous system. Niacin can also support the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Because all of the B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, your body are unable to store them. Therefore any unused niacin is excreted in the urine. Therefore it is essential to replenish any used niacin through a healthy diet. You may wish to take a supplement to support your dietary intakes.

Good sources of niacin

There are two forms of niacin – nicotinic acid and nicotinamide – both found in food. Good sources of niacin include meat, fish, eggs, cow milk, wheat flour, peanuts, specific fruits and vegetables such as avocados and green peas, yeast and yeast extracts such as Marmite.1

How much niacin do I need?

The recommended daily intake is 16 mg a day. You should be able to get all the niacin you need by eating a healthy, balanced diet.

You can also ensure your daily intake of niacin is met by taking a food supplement. The Perfect 7 range from Seven Seas is a blend of sustainably sourced fish oil providing Omega-3, plus essential multivitamins and minerals. The comprehensive Perfect 7 formulas provide peace of mind that you have your nutritional bases covered.

Food supplements must not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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