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Niacin

Health Benefits

For more than 40 years, Niacin has been used as a treatment for a condition called Dyslipidaemia, which is a major factor in contracting cardiovascular diseases. It is also used as a lipid-modifying medication for diabetics as studies have shown that it increases HDL cholesterol and reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Niacin is also believed to protect brain cells from stress and injury, therefore is linked to maintaining good cognitive health. Most commonly, it is used as an effective treatment for a condition called Pellagra – a disease caused by Niacin deficiency. 

Having enough Niacin or B3 is important for general good health and is not stored within the body, being excreted through urine. Most people can get a healthy amount of Niacin from eating a healthy diet; it occurs naturally in foods such as eggs,  meat, poultry, fish and greens, although the dosage contained is a fraction of what would be show to achieve significant changes in cholesterol.