Moringa and Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

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Food, health, nutrition, vitamins, micro and macronutrients, and the like have gotten more attention in recent years than ever before. The reason can be attributed to the fact that the quality of food in the typical American diet has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, depression and other mental health disorders. Therefore, many are looking for ways to prevent such health conditions with more than the food they buy at their local grocer.

Those who have not given their health a second thought are finding that it has cost them. So, a culture of awareness is being created. At Dead Sea Moringa we not only care about your health and the environment, we want to provide you with information as to WHY and HOW the fuel you feed your body is important.

What is vitamin B3 and how does it help your body?

Vitamin B3 is one of eight B vitamins. It is also known as niacin. Like the other B vitamins, B3 helps convert carbohydrates, proteins, and fat into usable energy for the body. All B vitamins, also called vitamin B-complex, are water-soluble. This means the body does not store them up to be used later. Therefore, the body must be replenished with them daily.

In addition to converting food into fuel for the body, niacin aids in making various sex and stress-related hormones. It helps improve circulation and it has been shown to suppress inflammation. B-complex vitamins are also needed for a healthy liver, healthy skin, hair, eyes, and to help the nervous system function properly.

Signs of deficiency.

Poor diet and alcoholism have been linked to low levels of niacin. If you have the following symptoms it may be worth discussing with your healthcare provider. Here are a few signs of deficiency:

  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Canker sores
  • Vomiting
  • Poor circulation
  • Depression
  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Swollen and bright red tongue

Severe cases of niacin deficiency can lead to a condition called pellagra. Symptoms of pellagra include cracked, scaly skin, dementia, and diarrhea. It is generally treated with a nutritionally balanced diet and niacin supplements.

It is also noteworthy that prescription levels of niacin can be harmful to the body and should be closely monitored by a healthcare provider.

Ongoing research.

Scientists are finding many benefits to vitamin B3 and continue to research its effects on the human body and brain. Some research has indicated higher levels of niacin are linked to lower levels of problematic conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cataracts
  • Skin conditions such as prevention of skin cancer, premature aging, and rosacea

“A large study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry looked at niacin intake and Alzheimer’s disease incidence in more than 6,000 people. The researchers found that those with the highest total intake of niacin were much less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Niacin intake through food sources was also inversely associated with Alzheimer’s risk. The study also showed that high food intake of niacin was associated with slower rate of cognitive decline. The authors conclude that dietary niacin may protect against Alzheimer’s disease and age related cognitive decline.”[i]

Researchers have just started studying niacin’s impact on:

  • ADHD
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Motion sickness
  • Alcohol dependence

Benefits of B3 / Niacin.

There are a number of benefits to taking vitamin B3. Here are just a few of its benefits:

  • Improves cholesterol levels and lowers risk of cardiovascular disease: Niacin has been used to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease for those prone to heart attack, stroke and high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Several studies have shown that vitamin B3 niacin can boost levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and lower triglycerides.[ii]

 

  • Reduces inflammation: Niacin aids in the reduction of histamine production. Histamine is one cause of inflammation in the body, therefore niacin is shown to improve circulation.

 

  • Helps balance blood sugar levels: Niacin has been used to help those with diabetes balance blood sugar levels.

 

  • Promotes healthy skin: Some people have used topical niacin to clear acne and lower skin inflammation. Others use it as part of their daily skin care routine.

 

  • Promotes healthy brain function: Because of niacin’s positive findings to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have also noticed positive impacts on general brain functions such as memory and age-related thinking skills.

 

The health benefits of vitamin B3 join together with Dead Sea Moringa’s other 90 nutrients, 12 vitamins and minerals, 46 antioxidants, 18 amino acids, and a high concentration of all nine of the essential amino acids. These nutrients work together to strengthen your mind and body.

People have a number of reasons to get healthy, stay healthy, or prevent illnesses. Whatever your reason is, know that Dead Sea Moringa can help you reach your goals and is a simple way to get what your body needs.

Dead Sea Moringa is more than a single vitamin supplement.  See for yourself how this multivitamin, mineral, amino acid, and antioxidant supplement can give you the boost you need for better brain health, heart health, and so much more.

 

[i] https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/memory/b-vitamins-for-memory-niacin-benefits-for-alzheimers-disease/

[ii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15529025

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