Function:

  1. Lower cholesterol level
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2044644?dopt=Abstract
  2. changing food to energy
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002409.htm
  3. Prevention and treatment of Pellagra
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124157668000082
  4. DNA repair and production of steroid hormones
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780702040870000590
  5. healthy skin
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123918826000078
  6. help digestive and nervous system functions
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123918826000078

 

Overdose: 30-50 mg or more
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Niacin-HealthProfessional/#h8

Excess: excreted in the urine

Type: Water soluble vitamin
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002409.htm

 

Foods rich in niacin

Recommended daily intake= 16 mg

  1. Yeast, baker’s, active dry:
    Contain: 39.8 mg
    % Daily value: 199%
  2. Paprika:
    Contain: 3 mg
    % Daily value: 77%
  3. Mushrooms, shiitake, dried:
    Contain: 14.1 mg
    % Daily value: 71%
  4. Wheat bran, crude:
    Contain: 13.6 mg
    % Daily value: 68%
  5. Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt:
    Contain: 13.5 mg
    % Daily value: 68%
  6. Peanuts, all types, raw:
    Contain: 12.1 mg
    % Daily value: 60%
  7. pepper, red or cayenne:
    Contain: 8.7 mg
    % Daily value: 44%
  8. sunflower seed kernels, dried:
    Contain: 8.3 mg
    % Daily value: 42%
  9. Buckwheat:
    Contain: 7 mg
    % Daily value: 35 %
  10. Wild rice, raw:
    Contain: 6.7 mg
    % Daily value: 34%

 

Deficiency symptoms

  1. Pellagra, a photosensitivity dermatitis
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25765687
  2. Schizophrenic symptoms
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855923
  3. Congenital malformations
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28792876
  4. Lower cognitive function
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28768650
  5. diarrhea and dementia
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26330291
  6. interfere with the DNA damage repair process
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30171725