Niacinamide is the flush-free form of vitamin B3 critical for energy metabolism and tissue formation.
Niacinamide and niacin are twin vitamins with B3 status, but they’re not identical. The difference is that niacinamide is bound with amino acids, which prevents the flush effect (burning or tingling sensation of the face, chest, or neck) which frequently occurs with niacin supplementation.
Its main metabolic task is the conversion of carbohydrates to glucose and to trigger the production of several sex- and stress-related hormones. A deficiency of B3 is known as pellagra, a disease with symptoms including diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia.
Symptoms of B3 deficiency may not present as being severe, yet intervention with this critical water-soluble vitamin is an option to improve the health status of those at risk. People that suffer from alcoholism have an increased risk of deficiency and can benefit from supplementation with niacinamide.
New Roots Herbal’s Niacinamide is tested for purity and potency in our ISO 17025–accredited analytical laboratory.