Vitamin B3

HOW TO GET WELL THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated © Dennis Rocke 2022

VITAMIN B3

Niacin amide. Nicotinic Acid

Measured in milligrams (mg)

An amino acid called tryptophane can be converted into nicotinic acid by the body.

SOME OF THE THINGS THEY DO…

  • Essential for protein and carbohydrates nutrition
  • Helps keep skin healthy
  • Important for circulation
  • Is an anti-pellagra (cracking of the skin)
  • Maintains the normal functions of the digestive system
  • Needed for healthy functioning of the nervous system

SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY…

Severe deficiency may cause:

  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Mental disease
  • Mental disturbances
  • Mental dullness
  • Pellagra (a disease attacking the skin causing nervous disorders and mania)

MINIMUM DAILY RECOMMENDATIONS…

  • 18 mg

NATURAL SOURCES…

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Green vegetables
  • Liver
  • Nuts
  • Rice bran
  • Rice polishings
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Torula yeast
  • Wheat germ
  • Whole wheat products

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