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Vitamin B3 comes in two forms: Niacin (nicotinic acid) and nicotinamide (niacinamide). Deficiency causes pellagra. B3 helps break down fat in food. It is important for healthy skin, nervous system, gastro-intestinal system and brain function. It helps balance mood and cholesterol and blood fat levels, and supports healthy blood vessels and blood flow, especially to the hands and feet. Alcohol, some drugs, the Pill and protein deficiency can deplete levels. Excessive intake of nicotinamide rarely causes ‘flushing’, unlike niacin.
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