Niacinamide is classified as a B3 vitamin. The term is referred to collectively with nicotinic acid as Niacin. Niacinamide is manufactured from niacin; the two are continuously connected. Niacinamide is involved in lipid metabolization, tissue respiration, and glycogenolysis as well as being a component of several coenzymes which act as hydrogen carriers. Niacinamide also participates in the creation of fatty acids, cholesterol, annd steroids. It can be seen during the production of energy and the maintenance of the genome.
Niacinamide should not be used with antidiabetes drugs as niacinamide could disrupt blood glucose levels.
Niacinamide is well tolerated by most people when taken in the recommended dosage. Large amounts of niacinamide may cause headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, impaired vision, hepatotoxicity, and hyperglycemia.
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