Vitamin B3 or niacin

Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.

Vitamin B3 is part of the water-soluble vitamins, meaning that it dissolves in water. The body is able to produce this vitamin through the liver.

Where to find vitamin B3?

There are two sources of vitamin B3 supply: foods and intestinal flora.

Foods rich in vitamin B3 are liver, meat, whole bread, dairy products, fish and eggs.

Vitamin B3 and sports

Vitamin B3 helps produce energy from proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Vitamin B3 lowers the blood cholesterol levels.

Vitamin B3 needs

The needs amount to approx. 14 mg/day and may be increased in intensive athletes. With a varied and balanced diet, deficiencies do not occur. The first signs of a deficiency are fatigue and anorexia.

 

Detailed information about:

  • Vitamin A,
  • Vitamin D,
  • Vitamin E,
  • Vitamin K,
  • Vitamin B1,
  • Vitamin B2,
  • Vitamin B5
Marie Fauchille
Dietician | Nutritionist
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Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.
Vitamin A is part of the lipid-soluble vitamins, meaning that it is absorbed together with fats. It must be provided by the diet, as the body is unable to produce it.

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Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.
Vitamin D is part of the lipid-soluble vitamins, meaning that it is absorbed together with fats. It is one of the few vitamins that the body can produce.

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