Vitamin B3 is one of the eight B-complex vitamins and plays an essential role in many physiological functions. The body constantly uses Vitamin B3 to support metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins, blood circulation, and the functioning of the nervous system. Supplementation of Vitamin B3 has been us
ed for decades in human nutrition to prevent the malnutrition disease pellegra and through applications in medicine, vitamins, energy and nutritional supplements, and many other health foods.
Vertellus is the world’s leading producer of the ingredients needed to make Vitamin B3 and offers the product in two nutritionally equivalent chemical forms, Niacin (nicotinic acid) and Niacinamide (nicotinamide). Each form has the same vitamin dietary benefit but different pharmacological and personal care effects.
Vitamin B3 is also essential to healthy animal nutrition. Since the amount and bioavailability of vitamins in animal feed is generally insufficient to fully nourish livestock supplementing with vitamin B3 is necessary. Deficiencies in Vitamin B3 can result in decreased feed intake, retarded growth, weakness and digestive tract disorders. Supplementation with Vitamin B3 (as Niacin or Niacinamide) helps animals metabolize feed to increase nutrient absorption and conversion to energy. As a result, weight gain and feed utilization are improved.