Found in: nutritional yeast, peanuts, brown rice and acorn squash
Vitamin B3 also known as Niacin, Vitamin B3 is available in two forms: nicotinic acid (or nicotinate) and niacinamide. The body can also make niacin by converting the amino acid tryptophan into the vitamin.
- Regular consumption of niacin increases HDL (High density lipoprotein) cholesterol level while lowering the LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
- Vitamin B3 helps to foster healthy brain and nerve cells.
- Niacinamide eases depression, anxiety and insomnia
- Niacinamide seems to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which may benefit those with arthritis.