Niacin And Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
- What other names is Niacin And Niacinamide (vitamin B3) known by?
- What is Niacin And Niacinamide (vitamin B3)?
- How does Niacin And Niacinamide (vitamin B3) work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Niacin And Niacinamide (vitamin B3).
- Treatment and prevention of niacin deficiency, and certain conditions related to niacin deficiency such as pellagra.
- High cholesterol. Only niacin seems to lower cholesterol, not niacinamide.
Possibly Effective for...
- Heart disease, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Reducing the risk of a second heart attack in men with heart or circulatory disorders.
- Diarrhea from an infection called cholera.
- Diabetes, types 1 and 2.
- Prevention of cataracts, an eye condition.
- Alzheimer's disease. People who consume more niacin in foods and from a multivitamin seem to have a lower risk of getting Alzheimer's disease compared to people who consume less niacin. But there is no evidence that taking a niacin supplement is beneficial for preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Migraine headache, dizziness, depression, motion sickness, alcohol dependence, improving orgasm, acne, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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