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B3 is important for the functioning of the body
With a little known name that may bring some awkwardness at first, the niacin is an important vitamin for the functioning of the body. Commonly referred to as Vitamin B3, the niacin has as its primary function to convert the enzymes contained in the proteins, the carbohydrates and fats into energy for the body .
Benefits of niacin
Still rests with niacin , a vitamin B complex, maintaining the circulation of the blood and keep the skin healthy and robust. Moreover, it improves the functioning of the brain, increasing the capacity of memory .
Niacin is present in a variety of foods such as dried fruit and milk. Photo: Shutterstock
The Niacin also helps the normal functioning of the digestive system , promoting healthy appetite. Another contribution of niacin is the relaxing effect it produces in arthritis, also helping in the treatment of schizophrenia.
However, the most important benefit of vitamin B3 is the reduction and control of high blood cholesterol . Ingestion of large amounts of niacin as, for example, 1100 milligrams or more per day may help significantly reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising the level of good cholesterol (HDL), thereby preventing the thickening of artery walls.
The benefits of niacin were also extends to the treatment of respiratory and vascular disorders, like in cases of depression. This is because, by virtue of its antidepressant properties , intake of vitamin may aid in the treatment of secondary form. Ie, it complements the pharmacological treatment of depression. The same applies to pictures of inattention, alcohol dependence, headaches and dizziness.
Absence of niacin
The lack of niacin in the body can lead to pellagra, a condition that causes diarrhea, dermatitis, and nerve injuries that affect the central nervous system and may lead the individual to a frame of dementia. Besides this disease, the lack of niacin can lead to fatigue, irritability, insomnia and headache.
The niacin is known for the treatment of diabetes and high blood sugar levels. A large number of diabetic patients have been able to effectively control the level of HbA1c only with the help of niacin .
Consumption of Niacin
Red meat is a major source of niacin , which does not mean that we should abuse the food. Otherwise, the beneficial effect provided by vitamin is lost due to the clogging of the arteries of saturated fat.
The niacin can still be found in chicken, liver, beef, the turkey, tuna, peanut butter, eggs, poultry products , curd, yeast, edged, potatoes, cheese, wild rice, oatmeal, barley, milk and wheat flakes. Foods such as bread and cereals are also rich in niacin .
The intake of niacin may also be made by the use of supplemental vitamin B3 or through fluids. The indicated is that women consume at least 15mg to 18mg per day, being extremely beneficial for those who are taking birth control pills
. Already men should consume between 15 mg and 19 mg per day, while children should drink between 9 mg and 13 mg of vitamin B3 daily.
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