Niacin and niacinamide are forms of Vitamin B3. Vitamin B3 is found in many foods including yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, beans, and cereal grains. Niacin and niacinamide are also found in many vitamin B complex supplements with other B vitamins. Niacin is used for high cholesterol. It is also used along with other treatments for circulation problems, migraine headache, dizziness, and to reduce the diarrhea associated with cholera. Niacin is also used for preventing positive urine drug screens in people who take illegal drugs. Niacinamide is used for treating diabetes and two skin conditions called bullous pemphigoid and granuloma annulare. Niacin or niacinamide is used for preventing vitamin B3 deficiency and related conditions such as pellagra. Each of these forms of vitamin B3 is used for schizophrenia, hallucinations due to drugs, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related loss of thinking skills, chronic brain syndrome, depression, motion sickness, alcohol dependence, and fluid collection (edema). Some people use niacin or niacinamide for acne, leprosy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), memory loss, arthritis, preventing premenstrual headache, improving digestion, protecting against toxins and pollutants, reducing the effects of aging, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, promoting relaxation, improving orgasm, and preventing cataracts. Niacinamide is applied to the skin for treating a skin condition called inflammatory acne vulgaris.
- 1Niacinamide is the new magic ingredient in skin care.
- 2Its a water soluble vitamin part of the Vitamin B group.
- 3Some benefits include increased elasticity, even skin tone, treat acne, and reducing formation of fine lines.
For those of you in your late 30s and upwards, your skin starts to lose elasticity every year. To reduce this, Niacinamide fights anti-ageing toxins inside out, and keeps your skin looking supple.
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