What is the function of vitamin B3? In addition to keeping triglyceride and LDL, low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels low, vitamin B3 has been shown to modestly raise HLD, high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol levels. The essential nutrient further reduces vascular inflammation and blood clot formation and benefits skin health. Vitamin B3 stabilizes blood sugar levels in non-diabetics, but supplementation with high amounts can raise blood sugar levels in diabetics. The vitamin supports reparative processes at cell level, helping repair damaged DNA and assists the body in the processing of body fat. It also provides anti-inflammatory benefits that extend to multiple systems and organs.
Vitamin B3 deficiency symptoms: generalized weakness or specific muscle weakness, tiredness, fatigue, loss of appetite, eczema, skin thickening, infections, lesions and hyperpigmentation, inflammation of the tongue, hair loss, nerve damage, cognitive and digestive problems (common in pellagra, the condition resulting from a sever vitamin B3 deficiency).
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