LDL-C is one of the most harmful forms of cholesterol, and research strongly indicates that supplementing with
vitamin B3 significantly reduces your LDL-C levels. At the same time,
vitamin B3 increases your HDL-C levels, which is indicative of improved heart and vein health.
Vitamin B3 is a potent anti-inflammatory substance, which means that this substance reduces your risk of inflammation-related coronary conditions like atherosclerosis.
Your body uses vitamin B3 to produce the enzymes NAD and NADP, which are vital to the operation of your nervous system.
Severe vitamin B3 deficiency can cause a condition called pellagra, which is characterised by mental disturbance. Even if you don’t have pellagra, supplementing with vitamin B3 may improve your overall cognition and reduce brain fog.
When you have enough vitamin B3 in your system, your skin can protect itself from the harmful effects of UV rays. This protective effect occurs whether you ingest niacin orally or apply it topically.
In addition, recent research suggests that high-risk individuals who supplemented with niacin experienced
lower rates of skin melanomas than the control group.
Niacin supplementation appears to
lower the risk of type I diabetes in children. People with type II diabetes usually have increased LDL-C cholesterol levels, and since vitamin B3 reduces the levels of this type of cholesterol in the body, people with this type of diabetes
experience symptom reductions when they supplement with vitamin B3.
Vitamin B3 supplementation appears to
reduce the inflammation that causes arthritic pain. Supplementing with this vitamin may reduce the need for NSAIDs in patients with arthritis.