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Vitamin B3, what is it for and all its benefits

Vitamin B3, what is it for and all its benefits

From nutrition blogs to wellness magazines, from national newspapers to the evening news, we often hear about the importance of vitamin B3. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what it is and what its actual importance is for our bodies. Also known as vitamin PP or niacin, it plays a role in food digestion and allows our body to derive the energy it needs from them. It's thanks to its action that we have the necessary strength to face the day at our best and that every single cell of our body can carry out its functions. However, there are many other benefits that this vitamin provides.

What Vitamin B3 is used for, everything you need to know

Vitamin B3 plays a fundamental role in the oxygenation of the body's cells and promotes proper blood circulation. In addition to being useful in the process of food digestion, it helps maintain the optimal functioning of the nervous system. Furthermore, it promotes skin health, constantly protecting it and allowing it to perform its barrier function at its best.

When there is a deficiency of vitamin B3, it's easy to experience even quite strong and persistent headaches, nausea, digestive problems, and a loss of muscle tone. Moreover, it's easy to feel constantly irritable and apathetic. As you can imagine, all these symptoms can affect the normal performance of daily activities and the quality of life itself.

Where to find vitamin B3, the best foods

According to the Italian Society of Nutrition - SINU, niacin requirement varies depending on age. Infants need five milligrams of vitamin B3 per day to maintain perfect health, while children up to ten years old need a minimum of seven milligrams to a maximum of 12 milligrams, depending on their age group. Adolescents up to 14 years of age need 17 milligrams of niacin, while boys from 15 years of age and adults need 18 milligrams. Particular attention should be paid to Niacin during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this delicate phase of life, women have a greater requirement, which is around 22 milligrams per day.

It's not a substance produced directly by our body. It's part of water-soluble vitamins, which cannot be stored by the body but must be regularly consumed through diet. There are numerous foods that are rich in it. Among those that contain the highest amounts and are worth bringing to the table every day are legumes, both red and white meats, fish, as well as bread and other baked goods made with whole grains. Peanuts and dried yeast also contain vitamin B3 in excellent percentages. Moreover, it's important to remember that our body can convert tryptophan (an amino acid present in milk, cheese, and yogurt) into niacin. It's highly recommended to consume foods rich in this amino acid to enhance the absorption of vitamin B3, such as dairy products, nuts, legumes, especially chickpeas and lentils, and chocolate.

vitamina b3 integratore naturaleVitamin B3 supplements, benefits and contraindications 

It's not guaranteed that the right intake of vitamin B3 can be obtained exclusively by following a healthy and balanced diet, also because it can be difficult to choose the right foods and consume them in the right quantities. For this reason, dietary supplements are a valuable ally for the well-being of our body. It's also important to remember that vitamin B3 deficiency can occur due to the intake of certain drugs, such as the antitubercular antibiotic isoniazid, for example, or some anticancer drugs. However, gastrointestinal diseases, congenital defects, and carcinoid syndrome can also cause a deficiency of vitamin PP. Even in these cases, Vitamin B3 supplementation  is considered not only useful but absolutely advisable.

Vitamin B3 supplements can also be useful for individuals with high cholesterol who cannot take statins. Indeed, this vitamin has the ability to increase what we commonly call good cholesterol, thus counteracting the levels of bad cholesterol present in the blood.


Vitamin B3, a Natural Supplement Worth Considering

In case supplementation of vitamin B3 is necessary, it's good to look for a high-quality product that is 100% safe for health. In addition to being a certified supplement, it should be lactose-free and gluten-free. Moreover, it should be formulated with natural ingredients.

Reclaim your natural well-being with Inneryouth, our dietary supplement containing niacin and more. Alongside it, we find green tea, astaxanthin, resveratrol, and pine bark extract. It's an excellent product for those who want to reduce fatigue and tiredness, but also for those who want to counteract physical aging and achieve young, healthy, and glowing skin. Its ingredients are rich in polyphenols, antioxidant substances that help us counteract free radicals and the damage they could cause. It can be taken individually or in synergy with other AVÀSH products, thus obtaining intense psychophysical well-being.





However, it is important to underline that natural supplements, including Adaptogens, should not replace a balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle, and the advice of your health advisor. Natural supplements are not medical  products and are not intended to treat diseases or aid in weight loss. They serve to promote the body's well-being. Self-treatment without supervision can pose risks, so it is always advisable to consult a healthcare professional before starting any supplementation regimen. In particular conditions such as young age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or certain disorders or pathologies, it is recommended to consult a competent specialist doctor to best establish one's dietary needs and use of supplements.


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