Definition and Application
Severe lack of vitamin B, nicotinic acid or vitamin B3, is manifested severe disease, pellagra.
Vitamin B3 is used to prevent and treat depression, joint disease and other illnesses.
The chemical structure is similar to that of niacin amino acid tryptophan contained in eggs, meat and poultry. The body is able to produce about half the required amount of chemical conversion of tryptophan niacin.
Trest of the organism must be obtained directly from food or supplements. Good sources are mainly foods high in protein, niacin, but also in some cereal foods that are fortified with this vitamin, and nutritional supplements.
Vitamin B3 can improve blood circulation and can alleviate symptoms of diseases of the joints can alleviate depression. Niacin can participate in preventing the progression of diabetes II. type.
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