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Vitamin B3 Deficiency (Pellagra)
Can alcoholism cause pellagra, even in individuals who eat a diet containing more than adequate amounts of niacin?
It's possible: Chronic alcoholism can deplete the body of essential nutrients like niacin, leaving the person susceptible to Pellagra. Eating and being able to make proper use of nutrients can be different things. It's complicated. This is a good reason to find effective treatment for alcoholism - it really can do major harm to bodies as well as functional parts of lives. Best! ...Read more
Depends: Your cholesterol levels will determine how much you need. Your doctor will usually start you out at the lowest dose and work his way up based on tolerance and responnse to therapy. ...Read more
Essential Vitamin: Vitamin b3, also known as Niacin or nicotinic acid, is necessary to maintain health. Niacin is involved in dna repair, production of steroid hormones in the adrenal gland, and is a precursor to nadh and nadph that play vital roles in sustaining cell health. Severe deficiency of Niacin in the diet causes the disease pellagra, which is characterized by diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure, try it!: I'm skeptical, but it is likely a harmless experiment. But beware, b3 can really make your skin 'flush' and may create a whole new (transient) skin issue! let us know how it works. ...Read more
Vitamins that increase serotonin hello, what is a good vitamin that can help increase serotonin, and if you increase serotonin will you be less stressed? And get what vitamin will help you stop obbessive thoughts without medication? Is vitamin b3 good? T
In : In humans serotonin is a chemical known as neurotransmitter that transmit signal from one nerve cell to another. It is responsible for less than 1% of communications, which is a small proportion when compared to other neurotransmitters such as glutamate (over 50% of all communications in the brain rely on glutamate). However, serotonin has been found to regulate some behaviors, such as hunger, fear, aggression or mood. There have been several drugs produced that regulate serotonin levels in the brain and are widely prescribed by physicians to treat mood disorders (e.g. Depression). I do not believe that there are vitamins that could increase serotonin level in the brain. However, some foods have been reported to increase or decrease serotonin levels in the brain. For example, foods that are rich in serotonin precursor tryptophan (a chemical that the body uses to produce serotonin) such as dates, papayas and bananas tend to increase serotonin and foods that are poor in tryptophan such as whole wheat and rye bread, tend to decrease it. If the obsessive thoughts that you described are interfering with your life, the best course of action would be to talk about this with a psychiatrist who, after a thorough evaluation, might recommend one of the medications that could affect brain serotonin levels and help with the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPENDS ON AGE/preg: Childrenbetween1to3 6mgm per da children between4-8 8mgm daily children between 9-13 12mgm daily between 14-18 and adult men need 16 mgm /day females between 14-18 and adult women need 14 mgm per day pregnant women need 18 mgm daily breast feeding women need 17mgm per day so here you have it. ...Read more
Hi, is it true taking vitamin b3 pills help reduce bad cholesterol cheapest and safest way? If it is true, how much mg per day n how may to take a day
Vit B3 & cholesterol: Yes, works great to reduce bad and raise good cholesterol. Dose is 400mg or more. Should watch liver tests and watch for muscle pain side effect. "no flush" Niacin does not work -different compound. Side effect of Niacin is flushing. Take slow release to reduce flushing and precede 20 minutes with 2 81mg aspirins to reduce flushing. Flushing is harmless - just uncomfortable. Duracin is one brand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son 5 month took12hours ago iron ferrous sulfate 45 mg,vitamin A 4500iu, d 1200iu, folicacid 0.15mg .niacinamide 24mg. Nosideeffectsappeared.danger?
I use a 15% vitamin C serum in the am my new sunscreen contains niacinamide, is it ok to use them together. tyvm?
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