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What is Niacinamide?

Question: What is niacinamide?

Also known as nicotinamide, niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin). You may also find vitamin B3 in forms like nicotinate and nicotinic acid. In high doses, these forms can cause a "flushing" sensation in many individuals. Niacinamide reduces this effect. Vitamin B3 is a popular dietary supplement used to support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, aid digestion and support metabolic function.


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