Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, was first isolated and identified as a treatment for a condition known as pellagra, which primarily causes inflammation of the skin (dermatitis), diarrhea, and dementia. Since then, niacin has been used to treat and prevent a wide range of abnormalities and diseases.*
Niacin from food is converted into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and NAD phosphate (NADP). These active forms of niacin are then used by enzymes to perform energy-producing chemical reactions. Thus, your cells would struggle to make energy without them. NAD works with many other enzymes as well, including those responsible for protecting and repairing your DNA. This helps explain why deficiencies are linked to advanced aging and degenerative diseases. In fact, studies have shown that niacin acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, research has shown that the incidence of cancer and oxidative stress increases as NAD-dependent enzyme activity decreases.*
Niacin is essential for healthy skin. It’s been studied and used widely in the skincare industry as an anti-aging treatment. Evidence suggests that many of the benefits are associated with the NAD and NADP-related enzymes and their antioxidant capacity. Studies have shown that niacin can help keep your skin hydrated, prevent age spots, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness and blotchiness, and improve your skin’s elasticity.*
NAD has been shown to activate receptors that stimulate immune cells and control involuntary movements in smooth muscle, especially those necessary to move food through your digestive tract.*
Research suggests that niacin helps keep your cholesterol in check by degrading excess LDL and VLDL cholesterol as well as inhibiting the synthesis of triglycerides. This helps explain why niacin is often prescribed alone or in conjunction with statin medications to help lower cholesterol. It’s also been shown to reduce the incidence of heart-related complications in patients with diabetes.*
In addition, niacin treatments have helped stimulate the secretion of growth hormone by lowering triglycerides in the blood. Because high triglycerides inhibit the secretion of growth hormone.*
Finally, niacin plays an important role in the development and protection of your nervous system. It’s been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain associated with neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I want to point out that it’s nearly impossible to overdo your niacin intake with food. But there are some known side effects with niacin-based medications and supplements, such as facial flushing, diarrhea, nausea, and more. So please be sure to consult with a licensed healthcare professional before supplementing.*
Suggested Serving is One (1) capsule each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Ultra B3 Does Not Contain – wheat, gluten, grain, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.
Caution: Do not take this product if you are allergic to niacin or if you have severe liver disease, gallbladder disease, a peptic ulcer, or gout. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or lactating. This product is not intended for children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.