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Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3)

Also Known As : Niacin


Usage Tips

  1. Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) can be used as a dietary supplement in food products.

Common names and forms

  1. Nicotinamide


Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) is a form of vitamin B3 which is naturally present in foods like legumes, milk, eggs, green vegetables, meat, nuts, fish, cereals, enriched bread and yeast. It is one of the eight B-complex water-soluble vitamins, and also one of the two forms of vitamin B3, the other being nicotinic acid. Its main role is to convert the food into usable energy and support cellular processes. Also with that, it plays a good role in promoting better skin. It is used as a dietary supplement in food.

Health benefits

  • Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) has anti-inflammatory effects that help to treat skin conditions like acne and rosacea(a facial skin disorder characterized by redness).(1)
  • It enhances DNA repair in UV damaged skin and may protect against melanoma(skin cancer).(1)
  • It may help decrease phosphate levels by blocking its absorption, in people with kidney dysfunction.(1)
  • It may help in preventing or delaying the onset of type 1 diabetes, by protecting and preserving the beta cell.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the "use-by" date on the packaging of the Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) supplement.


Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) may rarely cause stomach discomfort, nausea and headaches.(2)

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