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Digesting the Benefits of Vitamin B3
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he Benefits of B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 is what we like to call a helper vitamin. It works with the other B Vitamins to energize the cells. It helps to regulate circulation, hormones, glucose and works with B2 and B6 to promote healthy skin. Vitamin B3 keeps the digestive system and the nervous system operating at peak performance when you have the proper amounts in your system at all times. Vitamin B3 is also useful in treating certain conditions such as PMS, especially since it helps to regulate hormones. There have also been proven links that B3 can prevent dizziness, headaches and circulation problems. In addition to those benefits already mentioned, vitamin B3 benefits also include: maintaining healthy skin, increasing circulation and help lower high blood pressure. The vitamin has also been known to boost enery levels. And, we know that Vitamin B3, known as Niacin can boost HDL, which is the good cholesterol.
Vitamin B3 Deficient?

Deficiencies can occur to the extreme with B3 and cause a fatal disease called Pellagra. Symptoms of deficiency include canker sores, dementia, diarrhea, and dizziness. Other symptoms include fatigue, halitosis-bad breath, headaches, and indigestion. Insomnia, pain in the extremities, reduced appetite, low blood sugar levels, muscle weakness, skin eruptions, and inflammation. So, you can see the importance of getting the proper amount of Vitamin B3.

People most at risk for being B3 deficient are those who consume alcohol in excess because the alcohol absorbs the niacin in the body. Also, vegetarians may be at risk for a B3 deficiency if they are not careful, making sure they have the proper balanced vegetarian diet.

We all know that too much of a good thing may be equally bad. So, if you feel that you are not getting enough Vitamin B3, it is important to let your doctor run tests and decide. Many people try to self diagnose which sometimes if not completely in tune with your body can be a harmful thing. Many side effects can be attributed to many various situations and only a trained professional can properly diagnose those symptoms.
Natural Nutritious Vitamin B3

Thankfully, Vitamin B3 is found in many foods. We are always reading in the paper or online about various foods and their risks. The media is constantly filling us with information about what is good for us and what will kill us if we eat certain foods. However, the key to eating healthy is by eating in balanced moderation. So, here`s a list of foods that will help you get your daily dose of Vitamin B3.

Fish
Liver
Milk
Kale
Turnip Greens
Peas
Green Beans
Beans
Tomatoes
Collard Greens
Tuna
Chicken Breast
Summer Squash
Cantaloupe

Of course this is not a complete list, but its a good start and the foods are easily available at your local grocery stores or farmer`s market.

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Tips and Tricks: One of the easiest ways to get the vitamins and minerals you need, especially if you have a busy lifestyle is through juicing. The nutritional properties are very healthy and very high.

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Dr. Lee Mikal
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