B3 (Niacin)

1. Description: Another member of the b complex family, Niacin is a water soluble vitamin that can bring about negative personality changes when a person is deficient. Niacin is essential for the synthesis of sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. It is necessary for a healthy nervous system and brain functions.

2. Benefits: Niacin can help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, it can aid in metabolizing fats and promotes a healthy digestive system by alleviating gastrointestinal disturbances. It helps increase circulation and reduces high blood pressure, increases energy, and can help eliminate canker sores and bad breath. It can also relieve symptoms of Meniere’s disease, such as vertigo.

3. Fun Fact: Looking for that glow in your skin? Niacin is your answer. It promotes healthier looking skin. However, if you are a gout patient, stay away from Niacin as it interferes with the breakdown of uric acid.