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Seeking Health Niacin is a supplement which enriches your diet with vitamin B3 as nicotinic acid. It is required for maintaining normal bodily functions. It is estimated that more than 300 key biochemical reactions in the body require the presence of vitamin B3. It affects physical as well as mental well-being. It may also improve skin and hair condition.
Vitamin B3 is not one but two chemical compounds – nicotinic acid (commonly known as niacin) and nicotinic acid amide (so-called nicotinamide). Even though they differ in terms of pharmacology, they show the same effects. Vitamin B3 is sometimes called vitamin PP. This name comes from its ability to prevent the disease referred to as pellagra.
Niacin belongs to water-soluble vitamins. It does not accumulate in the body and its excess is removed through the urine. As one of few vitamins, it can be synthesised in the human body. Nonetheless, this process is not sufficiently effective and requires the presence of tryptophan and vitamin B6. Good sources of vitamin B3 are meat, nuts and whole grains.
Normal cholesterol levels
Vitamin B3 is capable of regulating the lipid profile and that is why it works well as cardiovascular prevention. It helps increase levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and decrease levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It functions via several mechanisms of action. It inhibits lipolysis (the main production of free fatty acids) and slows down Lp(a) synthesis. Lipoprotein(a) is a highly atherogenic agent which means that it increases considerably the likelihood of atherosclerosis, ischaemic heart disease, stroke or heart attack. In addition, vitamin B3 is an inhibitor of diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 2 – an enzyme responsible for the synthesis of triglycerides in the liver.
Vitamin B3 is important for maintaining normal nervous system function. It boosts the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, acts as a cofactor of dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR) that is involved in the synthesis of dopamine and serotonin. Pharmacological doses of niacin may also enhance GABA activity in the brain. Vitamin B3 deficiency may contribute to a lowered mood, increase anxiety disorders and exacerbate sleeping problems. Replenishing it levels promotes mental well-being, has a soothing and sedative effect and treats insomnia.
High energy levels
Vitamin B3 participates in the production of cellular energy and is responsible for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. In biochemical reactions, it is both an acceptor and donor of hydrogen ions, is also a component of two important coenzymes (NAD and NADP) which controls cellular respiration. A serious deficiency in vitamin B3 may impair metabolic processes and thus results in weakness and lack of vitality.
Vitamin B3 supports the body’s detoxification process. It helps eliminate heavy metals from the body and decreases the toxicity of some compounds, e.g. pharmaceutical metabolites. It boosts also alcohol metabolism – it is a cofactor of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme responsible for breaking down ethyl alcohol.
Preventive healthcare for women
Vitamin B3 is used in typical supplements for women. It has a beneficial impact on the endocrine system and controls oestrogen and progesterone levels. It promotes a regular menstrual cycle and relieves menstrual pain. Owing to the ability to dilate blood vessels, it aids in migraines.
Vitamin B3 may also improve skin and hair structure. It has a beneficial impact on skin tone, reduces redness, smoothens the skin and eliminates roughness. It may also stop excessive hair loss and helps combat persistent dandruff.
To sum up, Seeking Health Niacin helps maintain optimum vitamin B3 levels. The supplement is indicated for persons who do not follow a proper diet or consume too much alcohol. Deficiencies may suspected in the case of decreased tolerance to cold, a feeling of chronic fatigue and frequent migraines. Individuals with niacin deficiency often suffer from skin problems and weak, falling hair.
The supplement contains a proper dose of vitamin B3. The vitamin belongs to water-soluble substances. However, when it is taken on an empty stomach, it may cause unpleasant symptoms, commonly called “niacin flush”. It involves strong redness of the skin combined with a burning and tingling sensation. It usually disappears after about 30 minutes. In order to avoid this, it is recommended to take the supplement with a meal.
Seeking Health is a brand which makes sure that the products it produces are characterized by high quality and purity, therefore the majority of their products is free from magnesium stearate, allergens and GMO.
This brand is directed at fighting the causes and not the symptoms, therefore the aim of the company is primarily to help in ensuring optimal work of the digestive system, among others by launching on the market high-class products supporting digestion and regenerating and nourishing the intestines, which consequently improves bioavailability of the substances beneficial to health and increases organism’s resistance to the effect of toxins coming from external environment.
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|Niacin (as nicotinic acid)||50 mg||313%|
Microcystalline cellulose, HPMC (vegetable capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, L-leucine, and silica.
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