Vitamin B3 is water-soluble nutrient and can be found in several common foods like meat, tuna fish, seeds, mushrooms, etc. It is a part of the B-complex vitamins, which also include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), and others.
Niacin is the medical name of vitamin B3 and comes in 3 forms – nicotinic acid, niacinamide (also called nicotinamide), and inositol hexaniacinate. It is an important vitamin and benefits one in several ways – right from protecting the heart and improving metabolism to enhancing brain function and aiding diabetes treatment
When we think about skin benefits and vitamin B3, we’re referring to a Nicotinamide.
- Prevent the transfer of pigment within the skin, which can help reduce brown spots.
- Reduces uneven skin tone.
- Helps restore cellular energy, repair damaged DNA, and reduce the immunosuppressive effects of sun-induced UV rays.
- Helps improve the moisture content in the top layer of skin.
- Can lead to keratin and ceramide production, which helps smooth out wrinkles and reduce free radical damage.
- Improves tissue regeneration through the rapid increase of collagen and vascularization.
- Reduces topical inflammation and can help with sun damage.
- Reduces inflammation of the skin associated with acne vulgaris
- Reduces the oil production of skin for overly oily skin types.
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