What does vitamin b3 do?
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Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of your body needs it to function properly. As a supplement, niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits. However, it can also cause serious side effects if you take large doses.
What foods are high in vitamin b3?
8 Foods That Are High in Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Liver. Liver is one of the best natural sources of niacin. …
- Chicken Breast. Chicken, especially the breast meat, is a good source of both niacin and lean protein. …
- Tuna. Tuna is a good source of niacin and a great option for people who eat fish but not meat. …
- Turkey. …
- Salmon. …
- Anchovies. …
- Pork. …
- Ground Beef.
What are the symptoms of vitamin b3 deficiency?
- thick, scaly pigmented rash on skin exposed to sunlight.
- swollen mouth and bright red tongue.
- vomiting and diarrhea.
How much vitamin b3 should I take?
How much niacin (vitamin b3) should you take?
- Children: between 2-16 milligrams daily, depending on age.
- Men: 16 milligrams daily.
- Women: 14 milligrams daily.
- Women (pregnant): 18 milligrams daily.
- Women (breastfeeding): 17 milligrams daily.
- Maximum daily intake for adults of all ages: 35 milligrams daily.