This vitamin is made and used by your body to help turn food into energy. It works closely with the Nervous System.
There is a medication of Niacin called Niacor or Niaspan that is used for Cholesterol.
The recommended daily about the Vitamin or otherwise – is 16mg (milligrams) in men and 14mg in non-pregnant women.
1.) Flushing – redness in the face and other parts of the body
2.) Toxicity – when large or excessive dose – skin itching and rashes
3.) GI upset
1.) Alcohol – taking Niacin with Alcohol can increase risk of liver damage and possibly worsen side effects
2.) Allopurinol (Zyloprim) – Can cause this gout medication to be less effective.
3.) Chromium – If taken with Chromium it can cause a lowering of your blood sugars
4.) Some Diabetes Medications – If taken with can caused a change in blood sugar and medication may need to be adjusted.
– Deficiency has been linked to birth defects.
– Niacin is a Vitamin given in prenatal vitamins
Where is Niacin Found?
Essentially niacin is found in some meats, dairy products, wheat germ, and yeasts.