Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B3 can also be known by the name Niacin. It is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it, in other words, we need a little bit everyday. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B3 like other B Vitamins, are needed in the body to convert Food (Calories from Protein, Carbs & Fats) to Energy. It is useful for Metabolism, Healthy Skin, Tongue & Digestive Tract Tissues. Vitamin B3 is needed in the formation of Red Blood Cells, in synthesising many different Hormones (including cortisone, insulin & throxin). It is a vital part of the bodies glucose tolerance factor; which helps with insulin response. B3 can help repair genetic damage that occurs when viruses or toxic substances are exposed to cells. It is also critical in normal Brain & Nervous system functioning. Vitamin B3 has been used to treat, Cardiovascular Dis~ease, Type 1 Diabetes, & certain Mental Disorders (anxiety, depression, insomnia)
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B3 are: Peanuts, WheatGerm, Kidney Beans, Corn.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Deficiency signs include muscular weakness, inability to eat, indigestion & skin problems. In it’s severe state the Dis~ease Pellagra can form, symptoms include; Diarrhea, Dementia, Red skin rash on the face, hands & feet that turn dark & rough in sunlight, lethargy, loss of appetite, sore mouth * tongue, inflamed intestinal tract, anxiety, depression.
Signs of Toxicity:
SIgns of Toxicity produce a flushing of the face, intense itching, headaches, tingling & burning, severe heart burn, nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, liver damage & Jaundice.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
Anti~Convulsant drugs may be enhanced due to Vitamin B3.
Individuals with impaired Liver, Glass Bladder Dise~ease, Gout, Asthma, Cardiac arrhythmias, IBD & migraines should take care in supplementation. High Doses can reduce Blood Pressure.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.