Vitamin B3 | Niacin

The term “vitamin B3” describes two related biologically active compounds: nicotinic acid and nicotinamide (niacin). Niacin is above all the precursor to two important cofactors, NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), which are necessary for many enzymes that play a key role in the production of energy in the human body. B3 vitamins are water-soluble.

Niacin contributes to:

  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal nervous system function
  • Maintenance of normal mucous membranes and skin
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue 

‍Niacin is a natural component of the ingredients in ManaPowder and ManaDrink. We also add it in the form of nicotinamide. Precise information on the quantity of niacin in ManaPowder Origin can be found here. Precise information on the quantity of niacin in ManaDrink Origin can be found here.

‍Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Sources:

Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Committee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006, online:

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/efsa_rep/blobserver_assets/ndatolerableuil.pdf

Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 21–30 September 1998. online: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42716/1/9241546123.pdf

Clinical studies:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1224/epdf

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