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B3 Niacin

Support healthy cholesterol levels and cognitive function with our range of vitamin B3 (niacin) supplements. This essential nutrient also plays a role in energy metabolism and skin health. We offer a variety of doses and forms from trusted brands, all independently tested for purity and potency. Compare prices and quality grades to find the best vitamin B3 supplement for your individual needs at the most competitive price.
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    Thorne Research, ResveraCel

    Thorne Research

    Description Activate longevity pathways with Thorne Research ResveraCel, a resveratrol and nicotinamide riboside formula. ResveraCel is a dietary s...

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    Solaray, Niacinamide

    Solaray

    Description Boost skin health with Solaray Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that supports healthy energy leve...

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    Solaray, Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 100 mg / 100 Count

    Solaray

    Description Promote heart health with Solaray Niacin, a vitamin B3 supplement. Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient that supports the bo...

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    Solaray, Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 500 mg / 100 Count

    Solaray

    Description Promote heart health with Solaray Niacin, a vitamin B3 supplement. Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient that supports the bo...

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    ProHealth Longevity, NMN Pro, Pure NMN Powder - Powder / 250 mg / 15 g

    ProHealth Longevity

    Description Support longevity with ProHealth Longevity NMN Pro, pure NMN powder for cellular health. NMN Pro is a dietary supplement containing Uth...

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    $2.76 /g of Uthever® β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide

    ProHealth Longevity, NMN Pro, Pure NMN Powder - Powder / 1,000 mg / 30 g

    ProHealth Longevity

    Description Support longevity with ProHealth Longevity NMN Pro, pure NMN powder for cellular health. NMN Pro is a dietary supplement containing Uth...

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    ProHealth Longevity, NMN Pro, Pure NMN Powder - Powder / 1 g / 100 g

    ProHealth Longevity

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    Nature's Way, Niacin, Vitamin B3

    Nature's Way

    DescriptionPromote cardiovascular health with Nature's Way Niacin, a source of Vitamin B3.Nature's Way Niacin (Vitamin B3) is a dietary supplement ...

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    Codeage, Liposomal NMN, Resveratrol, Quercetin - Capsules / 207.5 mg / 30 Count

    Codeage

    DescriptionPromote longevity with Codeage Liposomal NMN, Resveratrol, Quercetin, a powerful combination of anti-aging compounds.Codeage Liposomal N...

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    Codeage, Liposomal NMN, Resveratrol, Quercetin - Capsules / 166 mg / 90 Count

    Codeage

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    Natural Factors, Niacin

    Natural Factors

    Description Promote cardiovascular well-being with Natural Factors Niacin, a heart-healthy B vitamin. Natural Factors Niacin (vitamin B3) is an ess...

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    $5.33 /g of NMN Beta-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide

    Jarrow Formulas, NMN, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide

    Jarrow Formulas

    Description Support cellular health with Jarrow Formulas NMN, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, a longevity supplement. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN...

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    NOW Foods, Niacinamide

    NOW Foods

    Description Improve skin health and support metabolic processes with NOW Foods Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3. NOW Foods Niacinamide is a non-GM...

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    NOW Foods, Niacin - Capsules / 500 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Lower cholesterol levels and promote cardiovascular wellness with NOW Foods Niacin. NOW Foods Niacin is a dietary supplement that suppo...

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    NOW Foods, Niacin - Tablets / 500 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Lower cholesterol levels and promote cardiovascular wellness with NOW Foods Niacin. NOW Foods Niacin is a dietary supplement that suppo...

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    NOW Foods, NADH

    NOW Foods

    Description Enhance cellular energy production and cognitive function with NOW Foods NADH, a coenzyme supplement. NOW Foods NADH is a non-GMO dieta...

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    NOW Foods, Flush-Free Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 250 mg / 90 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Support heart health without the flush with NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin, a niacin supplement. NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin is a non-GMO,...

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    NOW Foods, Flush-Free Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 250 mg / 180 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Support heart health without the flush with NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin, a niacin supplement. NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin is a non-GMO,...

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    NOW Foods, Flush-Free Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 500 mg / 90 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Support heart health without the flush with NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin, a niacin supplement. NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin is a non-GMO,...

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    NOW Foods, Flush-Free Niacin - Veg. Capsules / 500 mg / 180 Count

    NOW Foods

    Description Support heart health without the flush with NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin, a niacin supplement. NOW Foods Flush-Free Niacin is a non-GMO,...

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    Life Extension, NAD+ Cell Regenerator and Resveratrol Elite

    Life Extension

    Description Activate NAD+ and support longevity with NAD+ Cell Regenerator and Resveratrol Elite by Life Extension. NAD+ Cell Regenerator and Resve...

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    Life Extension, Vitamin B3 Niacin

    Life Extension

    Description Boost your cardiovascular health with Vitamin B3 Niacin by Life Extension, supporting cholesterol management and overall vitality. Vita...

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    Life Extension, No Flush Niacin

    Life Extension

    Description Promote heart health with No Flush Niacin by Life Extension, a niacin supplement. No Flush Niacin is a unique vitamin B3 supplement tha...

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    21st Century, Niacin

    21st Century

    DescriptionSupport heart health and metabolism with 21st Century Niacin, a B vitamin crucial for cardiovascular wellness.Niacin, also known as vita...

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Ignite Your Health with the Power of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is an essential water-soluble nutrient that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism, nervous system function, and overall health maintenance. As a key member of the B-complex family, vitamin B3 works synergistically with other nutrients to support optimal functioning of the body's systems. At Health Orchard, we offer a carefully curated selection of high-quality vitamin B3 supplements, empowering you to harness the multifaceted benefits of this vital nutrient.

The Importance of Vitamin B3: A Closer Look at Its Essential Functions

Vitamin B3 is a powerhouse nutrient that contributes to numerous physiological processes essential for health and well-being. Some of the key functions of vitamin B3 include:

  1. Energy Metabolism: Vitamin B3 serves as a critical cofactor for enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, facilitating the conversion of these macronutrients into usable energy (ATP). By supporting efficient energy production, vitamin B3 helps combat fatigue, boost vitality, and fuel the body's daily functions.
  2. Nervous System Support: Vitamin B3 is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, as it is involved in the synthesis and repair of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that facilitate communication between nerve cells. Adequate vitamin B3 intake supports cognitive performance, mood regulation, and overall nervous system health.
  3. Cardiovascular Health: Vitamin B3 has been shown to support cardiovascular health by helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, particularly by raising levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Additionally, niacin may help improve endothelial function and reduce inflammation, further supporting heart health.
  4. Skin Health: Vitamin B3 is involved in the synthesis of keratin, a key structural protein that makes up the skin, hair, and nails. Adequate vitamin B3 intake supports the health and appearance of the skin, helping to maintain moisture, elasticity, and a youthful, radiant complexion.
  5. Digestive Function: Vitamin B3 plays a role in the health and function of the digestive system, particularly in the production of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach, which is necessary for the proper breakdown and absorption of nutrients from food. Adequate vitamin B3 intake supports optimal digestive function and nutrient assimilation.

Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin B3 Deficiency

While severe vitamin B3 deficiency, known as pellagra, is rare in developed countries, mild to moderate deficiencies can occur due to various factors, such as poor dietary intake, malabsorption disorders, or increased nutritional demands. Some common signs and symptoms of vitamin B3 deficiency include:

  1. Fatigue and weakness
  2. Digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  3. Skin problems, including dermatitis, rashes, or hyperpigmentation
  4. Neurological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or confusion
  5. Mouth sores or a swollen, red tongue
  6. Headaches or migraines

Certain individuals may be at a higher risk for vitamin B3 deficiency, including:

  1. Those with malabsorption disorders, such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Individuals with alcohol use disorder, as alcohol can interfere with vitamin B3 absorption and utilization
  3. Vegetarians and vegans, as the richest sources of vitamin B3 are animal-based foods
  4. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, who have increased nutritional demands
  5. Individuals with certain genetic disorders that affect vitamin B3 metabolism

The Benefits of Vitamin B3 Supplementation

While it's always best to obtain nutrients from a balanced diet rich in whole foods, vitamin B3 supplements can be beneficial for individuals who may not be meeting their daily requirements or those with increased needs. Some of the potential benefits of vitamin B3 supplementation include:

  1. Supporting Energy and Vitality: By optimizing energy metabolism and ATP production, vitamin B3 supplements can help combat fatigue, increase stamina, and promote overall vitality, making it easier to tackle daily tasks and maintain an active lifestyle.
  2. Promoting Cardiovascular Health: Vitamin B3 supplements, particularly in the form of niacin, have been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels, improve endothelial function, and reduce inflammation, all of which contribute to overall cardiovascular health and a reduced risk of heart disease.
  3. Enhancing Cognitive Function and Mood: Adequate vitamin B3 intake is crucial for the proper functioning of the nervous system, supporting cognitive performance, memory, and mood regulation. Vitamin B3 supplements may help improve mental clarity, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall emotional well-being.
  4. Supporting Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails: Vitamin B3 is involved in the synthesis of keratin, a key structural protein that makes up the skin, hair, and nails. Regular supplementation may help improve skin hydration, elasticity, and overall appearance, while also supporting the health and strength of hair and nails.
  5. Optimizing Digestive Function: By supporting the production of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach, vitamin B3 supplements can help improve digestive function, nutrient absorption, and overall gut health. This may be particularly beneficial for individuals with digestive disorders or those experiencing symptoms like bloating, gas, or indigestion.

Choosing the Best Vitamin B3 Supplement for Your Needs

When selecting a vitamin B3 supplement, it's essential to choose a high-quality product from a trusted source. At Health Orchard, we've done the hard work for you, curating a selection of the best vitamin B3 supplements on the market, each rigorously tested for purity, potency, and safety.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a vitamin B3 supplement:

  1. Form: Vitamin B3 supplements are available in various forms, including niacin (nicotinic acid), niacinamide (nicotinamide), and inositol hexanicotinate. Each form has slightly different effects and potential side effects, so it's important to choose the one that best suits your individual needs and tolerances. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate form for you.
  2. Dosage: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin B3 varies by age and gender, with adult men requiring 16 mg per day and adult women needing 14 mg per day. However, some individuals may benefit from higher doses, particularly those with specific health concerns or deficiencies. Always follow the recommended dosage on the product label and consult with a healthcare professional before exceeding the RDA.
  3. Brand Reputation: Choose vitamin B3 supplements from reputable brands with a history of producing high-quality, effective products. Look for brands that prioritize transparency, third-party testing, and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety.
  4. Synergistic Nutrients: Some vitamin B3 supplements may include other B-complex vitamins or synergistic nutrients that work together to enhance the overall benefits. Consider a comprehensive B-complex supplement or a formula that includes supportive nutrients like vitamin B1, vitamin B2, or vitamin B6 for a more well-rounded approach.
  5. Allergen-Free and Non-GMO: If you have specific dietary restrictions or preferences, look for vitamin B3 supplements that are free from common allergens, such as gluten, dairy, or soy, and those that are derived from non-GMO sources.

Maximizing the Benefits of Vitamin B3 Supplementation

To get the most out of your vitamin B3 supplement, consider the following tips:

  1. Take with Food: Vitamin B3, particularly in the form of niacin, is best taken with a meal to reduce the risk of digestive discomfort or flushing (a common side effect characterized by redness, warmth, and tingling in the skin). Taking your supplement with food can also help improve absorption and utilization.
  2. Start Low and Increase Gradually: If you're new to vitamin B3 supplementation or using higher doses for specific health concerns, it's best to start with a lower dose and gradually increase over time. This can help minimize the risk of side effects and allow your body to adjust to the increased intake.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration is essential when taking vitamin B3 supplements, as they can increase the body's demand for fluids. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to support optimal nutrient absorption and overall health.
  4. Pair with a Balanced Diet: While vitamin B3 supplements can help fill nutritional gaps, they should not replace a balanced diet rich in whole foods. Focus on consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods, including lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and fortified grains, to ensure an adequate intake of vitamin B3 and other essential nutrients.
  5. Monitor for Side Effects: Some individuals may experience side effects when taking vitamin B3 supplements, particularly in higher doses. Common side effects include flushing, itching, headaches, or digestive discomfort. If you experience any persistent or severe side effects, discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional.

Experience the Igniting Power of Vitamin B3 Supplements from Health Orchard

At Health Orchard, we're dedicated to providing you with access to the highest-quality vitamin B3 supplements available, empowering you to take control of your energy, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. Our carefully curated selection offers a range of potencies and formats, ensuring that you find the perfect supplement to meet your unique needs and preferences.

Whether you're looking for supplements to boost energy levels, support heart health, enhance cognitive function, or promote healthy skin, our vitamin B3 supplements provide the essential nutrition you need to thrive. With our unwavering commitment to quality, transparency, and your success, you can trust Health Orchard to be your partner in optimal health.

Experience the transformative power of this vital nutrient and witness the difference that premium, science-backed vitamin B3 supplementation can make in your life. Shop our collection today and take the first step towards igniting your health and unleashing your body's full potential for vibrant energy, cardiovascular vitality, and optimal well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin B3 Niacin

1. What does vitamin B3 niacin do for the body?

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in various bodily functions:

  • Energy production: Helps convert nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) into energy (ATP) for the body's cells
  • Nervous system function: Supports the proper functioning of the nervous system, aiding in nerve cell communication and neurotransmitter synthesis
  • Digestive health: Aids in the digestion and metabolism of nutrients, ensuring proper absorption and utilization
  • Hormone production: Assists in the production and regulation of hormones, such as sex and stress hormones
  • Cholesterol management: In higher doses, niacin can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Skin health: Maintains healthy skin, reducing inflammation and supporting skin cell turnover
  • Cognitive function: Supports brain health and cognitive function, potentially reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease
  • Antioxidant properties: Acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals

2. Is vitamin B3 the same as niacin?

Yes, vitamin B3 and niacin are the same thing. Niacin is the common name for two compounds: nicotinic acid and nicotinamide (or niacinamide). Both forms of niacin are used in supplements and fortified foods, and they serve the same essential functions in the body.

The main difference between the two forms is their specific effects and side effects:

  • Nicotinic acid: More effective at lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, but can cause skin flushing and itching at high doses
  • Nicotinamide (niacinamide): Less likely to cause skin flushing, but not as effective for cholesterol management; often used in skincare products for its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties

3. Is it safe to take B3 every day?

Yes, it is generally safe to take vitamin B3 (niacin) every day when consumed in recommended amounts. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for niacin varies by age, sex, and pregnancy/lactation status:

  • Adult men (19+ years): 16 mg/day
  • Adult women (19+ years): 14 mg/day
  • Pregnant women: 18 mg/day
  • Breastfeeding women: 17 mg/day

Most people can meet their daily niacin needs through a balanced diet. However, higher doses of niacin (up to 2,000 mg/day) may be prescribed by a healthcare provider for specific therapeutic purposes, such as managing high cholesterol or triglycerides.   

It's essential to follow the recommended dosage guidelines and not exceed the upper intake level (UL) set by health authorities. The UL for niacin is 35 mg/day for adults, as high doses can cause side effects such as skin flushing, itching, and digestive issues.

As with any supplement, it's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting a daily regimen, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or concerns.

4. What is niacinamide vitamin B3 used for?

   Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has several uses and potential benefits:

  • Skin health: Niacinamide is often used in skincare products for its anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing, and moisturizing properties. It may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne
  • Arthritis management: Niacinamide supplements may help reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility in individuals with osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes management: Niacinamide may help improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as nerve damage and kidney disease
  • Brain health: Niacinamide may support cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's
  • Digestive health: Niacinamide may help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and alleviate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Oral health: Niacinamide may help prevent and treat oral health issues, such as gingivitis and periodontitis

5. Is it OK to use niacinamide every day?

Yes, it is generally safe to use niacinamide every day, especially when applied topically in skincare products or taken as a supplement in recommended dosages. Niacinamide is well-tolerated by most people and rarely causes side effects when used as directed.

When using niacinamide in skincare products, it is typically safe for daily use, as the concentrations are formulated for regular application. Niacinamide is non-irritating and suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.

If taking niacinamide supplements orally, it's essential to follow the recommended dosage instructions and not exceed the upper intake level (UL) set by health authorities. The UL for niacinamide is 900 mg/day for adults, as high doses may cause minor side effects such as digestive discomfort or headaches.

As with any supplement or skincare product, it's always best to consult with a healthcare provider or dermatologist before starting a daily regimen, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or concerns.

6. Can I take niacinamide every day?

Yes, you can take niacinamide supplements every day, as long as you follow the recommended dosage instructions or the advice of a healthcare professional. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that is well-tolerated and safe for most people when used appropriately.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for niacin, which includes niacinamide, varies by age, sex, and pregnancy/lactation status:

  • Adult men (19+ years): 16 mg/day
  • Adult women (19+ years): 14 mg/day
  • Pregnant women: 18 mg/day
  • Breastfeeding women: 17 mg/day

Higher doses of niacinamide (up to 900 mg/day) may be recommended by a healthcare provider for specific therapeutic purposes, such as managing arthritis, diabetes, or cognitive health.   

It's essential to follow the recommended dosage guidelines and not exceed the upper intake level (UL) set by health authorities. The UL for niacinamide is 900 mg/day for adults, as high doses may cause minor side effects such as digestive discomfort or headaches.

If you have any pre-existing health conditions or concerns, it's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting a daily niacinamide supplement regimen to ensure safety and appropriate dosing.