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NIACIN


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Taps into the energy of food
  • Maintains healthy blood cells, skin.
  • Regulates digestive system
  • Aids with proper growth
  • Produces hormones
  • Genetic repair tool
  • Ensures level nervous system


IN THE BODY
A daily intake of Niacin is absolutely necessary for a healthy system. Niacin helps to convert amino acids and tryptophan, to Niacin.


WITHDRAWALS
Lack of Niacin can lead to dermatitis, pellagra, loose stool, loss of appetite, anxiety dementia and extreme depression.


NATURAL FORMS
Natural forms of Niacin exist in whole grains, fish and meat.


DAILY DOSE
  • Women: 14 mg
  • Men: 16 mg
  • During Pregnancy: 18 mg
  • During breast feeding: 17 mg

OVER DOSAGE
Headaches and liver damage are known to occur when excessive amounts of Niacin are taken into the body. A burning or itching sensation is also likely to occur when you have too much niacin.


FIGHTING AGENTS
If used when taking a anticonvulsant drug, the effects of that drug will be greatly increased.


SUPPLEMENTS
In supplement form, Niacin is used to combat diabetes, mental disorders, high cholesterol and chronic fatigue.


WARNINGS
High does of Niacin should be avoided if you have problems with asthma, diabetes, liver disease. Also, if you are currently taking medication for high blood pressure, high amounts of Niacin should not be taken.



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