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Vitamin B3 benefit

Vitamin B3 benefit

Overview

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin or nicotinic acid, is part of the B complex which primarily converts food into energy.

Review Date 2/2/2019

Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, CNSC, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.