Vitamin B 3 - Niacin

Having enough Niacin, or vitamin B3, in the body is important for good general health. As a treatment, higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels. It is an essential vitamin that is also crucial in over 50 metabolic processes in the human body, including converting carbohydrates into energy. Niacin also helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range. It also supports overall cardiovascular and cognitive function, as well as digestive system, skin and nervous system health.

Niacin is naturally found in many foods, including yeast, meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, and fortified breakfast cereals. Many foods have a fraction of the dose of niacin your body needs to have these desired benefits. Taking a dietary supplement of niacin may help fill potential nutritional gaps in your diet. B Vitamins work in conjunction with each other, so it's important to take a multivitamin supplement that offers a broad balance of B vitamins, including niacin.