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Importance of Vitamin B3 For The Body

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is one of eight B vitamins. It plays a role in converting the food we eat into energy. It helps the body to use proteins and fats, and it keeps the skin, hair, and nervous system healthy. One role of niacin is to release prostaglandins, or chemicals that help your blood vessels widen, improving blood flow and reducing blood pressure. For this reason, niacin may play a role in the prevention or treatment of high blood pressure.

On one hand, it can help lower the high cholesterol levels that are often seen in people with type 2 diabetes. On the other, it has the potential to increase blood sugar levels. As a result, people with diabetes who take niacin to treat high cholesterol also need to monitor their blood sugar carefully.

Niacin helps protect skin cells from sun damage, whether it’s used orally or applied as a lotion. It may help prevent certain types of skin cancer as well.

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