vitamin B3


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vi·ta·min B3

1. obsolete term for nicotinamide and/or nicotinic acid;
2. obsolete term for pantothenic acid.
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vitamin B3

An obsolete term for: 
(1) Nicotinic acid (niacin) and nicotinamide;  
(2) Pantothenic acid.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As this article is very long already, we'll save for another time reviews of the benefits of vitamin B3 for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
"However, we are encouraging women to follow the current recommended dose of vitamin B3 (18mg per day) when preparing for pregnancy.
More specifically, vitamin B3 and its derivatives are responsible for the synthesis of NADPH precursors and are suitable candidates for future studies.
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, has been shown to help raise HDL ("good") cholesterol levels, but you should take niacin only under a doctor's supervision.
The vitamin B3 present in lamb provides protection against Alzheimer's disease, promotes healthy skin and keeps age-related cognitive decline at bay.
Medical benefit: Prevents calcium-and vitamin B3 deficiency (Maize is known to be a calcium-inhibitor and poor in Vitamin B3).
Scientists have found that high doses of niacin, or vitamin B3, massively boost the body's defences against staphylococcus bacteria.
NEW YORK -- Research published last month shows that high doses of a novel form of vitamin B3 may help combat obesity.
16 December 2009 - Jubilant Organosys, an Indian integrated pharmaceutical firm and leading global manufacturer of Vitamin B3, announced today that it is setting up a Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3-Cyanopyridine plant of 10,000 tons per year each.
Niaspan, a modified form of vitamin B3, works by raising levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, which helps ferry plaque out of the arteries.
A Niacin is another name for vitamin B3, and high-dose prescription versions (Niaspan, Niacor) can significantly raise HDL as well as lower levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (fats).
5-hour Energy, for example, uses a blend of B vitamins -- vitamin B6, vitamin B12 in conjunction with niacin (vitamin B3), and folic acid (vitamin B9) -- and a combination of the amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine, taurine, malic acid and glucuronolactone.