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.

vitamin B3

An obsolete term for: 
(1) Nicotinic acid (niacin) and nicotinamide;  
(2) Pantothenic acid.

vitamin B,

n a water-soluble vitamin found in yeast, seeds, legumes, wild rice, and whole grains and available in three supplemental forms—niacin, inositol hexaniacinate, and niacin-amide. Has been used for deficien-cies (including low levels from isoniazid), high cholesterol (using niacin), intermittent claudication and Raynaud's phenomenon (using inositol hexaniacinate), osteoarthritis (using niacinamide), and diabetes (using niacinamide). High-dose niacin therapy may cause liver inflammation and is contraindicated for those with ulcers, gout, or excessive consumption of alcohol. Niacinamide is contraindicated for those taking anticonvulsant medications, and caution is advised for children and pregnant or lactating women, for whom the maximum daily dose is 35 mg. Also called
inositol hexanicotinate.
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Over the past 12 years, Dunwoodie has been deciphering the activity of an enzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which the body produces using vitamin B3.
After 12 years of research, our team has also discovered that this deficiency can potentially be cured in mice, and miscarriages and birth defects prevented in their offspring, by administering the common dietary supplement, vitamin B3.
In an article in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College here and at Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they found high doses of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a unique form of vitamin B3 that is found in small quantities of milk may control weight gain as well as increase muscle performance, improve energy expenditure and prevent diabetes development, all without side effects.
The most common use of vitamin B3 or niacin is as an antihyperlipidemic agent.
Commenting on the project, Pramod Yadav, CEO (Advance Intermediates & Vitamins) of Jubilant Organosys said: "Our decision to set up a new facility for Niacinamide reflects our commitment to our customers and the Vitamin B3 market".
The study done by researchers at the University of California at Irvine gave the human dose equivalent of 2,000 to 3,000 mg of Vitamin B3 to mice with Alzheimer's.
The major ingredients in FRS 1000 (1000 ml) are quercetin (1000 mg), vitamin B3 (83 mg), vitamin B6 (8.
Calcium and magnesium, taken before bed in a 2:1 ratio (for example, 1,000 milligrams [mg] of calcium and 500 mg of magnesium), can induce sleep, as does vitamin B3 (niacinamide) in doses of 500 to 1,000 mg.
Now the antiageing formula, which combines Vitamin B3, Vitamin E and ProVitamin B5, is available for the body as well as the face, priced pounds 10.
VITAMIN B3 - NIACIN and also niacinamide are essential for fat synthesis, protein metabolism and the conversion of food to energy.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Strong evidence that niacin, Vitamin B3, may prevent coronary disease because of its ability to reduce cholesterol levels and help maintain arterial integrity.