DESCRIPTION: 

Vitamin B3, called niacin or vitamin PP is a water-soluble vitamin. Although it is partly synthesized by our body, unfortunately it does not know how to store it. It is therefore important to regularly consume foods that are sources of vitamin B3 or tryptophan (precursor of vitamin B3).

 

ROLES: 

B vitamins are known to help the body converting food into usable energy for the body so that it can perform all its functions. Thus, vitamin B3 plays a key role in the release of energy by participating in a normal energy metabolism as well as in the maintenance of normal skin. It is also involved in the proper functioning of the nervous system, regulation of cholesterol as well as in the formation of red blood cells.

 

ANECDOTE: 

This is the Austrian scientist Hugo weidel which first isolated vitamin B3, from nicotine!

 

SOURCES:  

Vitamin B3 can be synthesized by our body from an amino acid: tryptophan, which is found in eggs, dairy products, certain fruits such as bananas, soy products, oilseeds (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts ...) and legumes.

Also, the main sources of vitamin B3 are poultry, meat, fish, liver, but also peanuts, legumes and in some whole grains.

 

COMPLEMENTATION POINT: DEFICIENCIES AND EXCESS

Excess vitamin B3 is rare, as this vitamin is poorly stored. In the West, deficits can be observed in certain populations (athletes, pregnant women, people suffering from digestive malabsorption disorders, smokers or people following a restrictive diet ...). The deficiency called pellagra is manifested by skin disorders (redness and itching) then digestive (diarrhea) and psychic disorders which can range from insomnia to depression or even dementia.

 

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