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1/16/2019 4:09:26 AM

Niacin (B3)

 
Health benefits of Niacin (B3):
Keeps your cells talking to each other, is vital for your energy production and may protect you from cancer

Description

See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in niacin

What is niacin?


Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin, which is also known as nicotinic acid or vitamin B3.

Did you know?


  • It plays a vital role in the body’s energy production
  • It aids the breakdown of fats
Why does it matter to me?

Niacin is thought to contribute to the way our cells communicate with each other, enabling them to work together in a co-ordinated way (cell signaling).

In vitro studies (studies done in labs), show that niacin plays an important role in DNA repair and stress response, suggesting a role for niacin in cancer prevention.

A large case-control study of humans showed that an increase in niacin intake, along with other micronutrients, was associated with a significant decrease in cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus.

An observational study of 281 HIV-positive men discovered a higher amount of niacin intake reduced the risk of HIV turning into AIDS.

Niacin and corn

Corn has high levels of niacin that are 'bound' and not available to the body, however pre-soaking corn in lime juice renders the niacin available to the body (alkalising, which is also done to prepare grits).

What happens if I don’t get enough?

Niacin deficiency leads to many problems with the skin, digestive system, the nervous system and in extreme cases can result in death.

Am I getting enough?

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Review date: 8/1/2018
Next review date: 2/1/2019
Niacin (B3)

Top 6 ingredients for Niacin (B3) taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Yellowfin tuna

Yellowfin tuna

150g
27.71mg = 185% of your RDA/RI
185%
Turkey avg light meat

Turkey avg light meat

225g
21.67mg = 144% of your RDA/RI
144%
Sardines - whole

Sardines - whole

320g
20.48mg = 137% of your RDA/RI
137%
Lambs liver

Lambs liver

150g
19.68mg = 131% of your RDA/RI
131%
Skipjack tuna

Skipjack tuna

150g
19.2mg = 128% of your RDA/RI
128%
Chicken avg light meat

Chicken avg light meat

220g
18.83mg = 126% of your RDA/RI
126%