NOW Niacinamide B3. Niacinamide and Niacin are two different forms of vitamin B-3. Niacinamide does not cause a niacin flush. Niacinamide (B-3) is an essential member of the B-vitamin family.
Vitamin B3 is required for cell respiration, helps in the release of energy and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, proper circulation and healthy skin, functioning of the nervous system, and normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids. It is used in the synthesis of sex hormones, treating schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, and a memory-enhancer.
One major difference is that in doses exceeding 50 mg, niacin typically produces flushing of the skin. Niacin and niacinamide also have different applications. It its niacinamide form, it is useful in arthritis and early-onset type I diabetes; niacin is an effective reducer of high cholesterol levels.
Niacinamide was first linked to preventing the development of diabetes in experimental animals in the 1950s, a finding confirmed in the 1980s which led to further clinical studies. Niacinamide enhances insulin secretion and increases insulin sensitivity. Evidence points to niacinamide supplements being very effective in preventing type I diabetes from progressing in some patients if given soon enough at the onset of diabetes. It does so primarily by helping restore beta cells.
Each capsule contains:
Niacin (as Niacinamide)(Vitamin B-3) - 500mg
Contains no yeast, wheat, corn, soy,milk, sugar, salt, colors, preservatives.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily, preferably with meals.
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