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The benefits of vitamin B3


Combat tiredness & fatigue with the benefits of Vitamin B3 in our CBD & Hemp Seed capsules

This week, we’re talking all things Vitamin B3 - an essential ingredient in our Balance CBD Capsules and our brand new Glow Hemp Seed Capsules (CBD and THC-free).

We'll explain what it is, what the benefits of vitamin B3 are and how and why you should include it as part of your everyday wellness routine.

Vitamin B3 vs Niacin

The B3 supplement is one of the key vitamins that make up the group of B vitamins. As there are so many, it can be confusing to know which is which. Fortunately, they also go by other names so you can tell the difference. In this case, vitamin B3 is also known as Niacin or Niacinamide.

What is vitamin B3 good for?

Niacinimide is a vital nutrient and one we could all benefit from taking daily. Every part of our body needs Niacin to function properly.

Like all the B vitamins, B3 helps to break down fats and protein, converting our food into energy. It also plays a key role in keeping our skin and nervous systems healthy. 

Does vitamin B3 help with sleep?

Vitamin B3 is so important for keeping our brain healthy, thus supporting the central nervous systtem and other bodily functions such as the functioning and repairing of DNA. A deficiency of this nutrient can lead to a very serious condition known as Pellagra. One of the main symptoms of this illness is having trouble sleeping - otherwise known as insomnia. 

Niacin is also helpful for supporting the adrenal system which manages the body's response to stress. When taken daily, it contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, ideal for those looking to maintain a balanced mind and body.

This wonder supplement also helps with energy production, to keep you going throughout your day.

Are vitamin B3 supplements good for skin?

Niacinamide is one of two major forms of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) found in skin supplements. It’s often touted to help manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles. 

We've included vitamin B3 supplements in our Daily Glow Hemp Seed Capsules that we've formulated to boost skin health combined with our omega-rich hemp seed oil.

What is vitamin B3 found in?

Vitamin B3 (or Niacin) is found in most leafy greens and dairy products such as:

  • Leafy greens such as spinach and kale
  • Dairy products such as milk 
  • Animal products such as eggs, liver, salmon

If you're looking for a quick fix of vitamin B3, herbal supplements such as our Balance CBD Capsules or Glow Hemp Seed CaGpsules are an easy way to incorporate this important vitamin as part of your diet. 

How much vitamin B3 do I need?

You can get enough B3 (14-16mg per day) in your diet by consuming plenty of fish and poultry. Plant-based foods such as grains also contain Niacin, but our bodies can’t use it as easily.

All-natural supplements are another stress-free way to include a daily dose of vitamin B3 in your diet.  

What are the symptoms of vitamin B3 deficiency?

If you're short of vitamin B3, you'll know about it. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) reports that a person lacking enough Niacin in their bodies may experience the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Affected memory
  • Circulation issues
  • Skin rashes

If you're unsure, we always recommend consulting a medical professional. 

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