Vitamin B 3

Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and a form of vitamin B₃, an essential human nutrient.

Source of Vitamin B 3 are –

Fish,

Chicken,

Turkey,

Pork,

Beef,

Mushroom,

Brown rice,

Peanuts,

Avocados,

Green peas

Function of Vitamin B 3

This nutrient helps the body convert food into glucose, used to produce energy.

 Niacin contributes to the normal function of the nervous system and normal psychological function.

It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

It’s help in digestion.

It’s reduce the symptoms of Arthritis.

Deficiency of Vitamin B 3 causes following health problems –

pellagra,

A condition characterized by diarrhea,

Dermatitis,

Dementia,

Inflammation of the mouth,

Amnesia,

Delirium, and if left untreated, death.

Even a slight deficiency of niacin can lead to

Irritability,

Poor concentration,

Anxiety,

Fatigue,

Restlessness,

Apathy, and depression.

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