The Path To Healthy Living
Essential For These Functions:
chicken breast, tunal, yeast, lean meat, liver, eggs, milk, whole grain, legumes
Healthy skin, nervous system, cell metabolism, Helps convert food to energy
B-complex, B1, B2, B6, Tryptophan(from protein)
Weakness, skin rash, memory loss, irritability, indigestion, insomnia
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, antibiotics, Physical and mental stress deplete this nutrient
Niacin is the common name for two compounds: nicotine acid and nicotinamide. Neither compound is related to the drug nicotine. Niacin is a needle-like white crystalline substance soluble in water and alcohol. Niacin increases levels of the good cholesterol HDL(high-density lipoprotein) and lowers the levels of the bad cholesterol LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides. It also functions in the release of energy from carbohydrates, aids in the breakdown of proteins and fats, and helps form red blood cells and maintain all body cells. Niacin should not be taken if you have bleeding, liver disease or a stomach ulcer.
Some of the best known sources for niacin are liver, chicken breast and tuna. It also occurs naturally in animals and plants. A deficiency of niacin can cause, but not limited to loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, depression and irritability. A classic deficiency stateis termed pellegra.
Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity