Vitamin B3 or Niacin

The vitamin B3 (also known as vitamin PP or Niacin), exists mainly under two forms that, practically, have a similar, if not identical, activity: nicotonamide and nicotinic acid.

This vitamin is stored in the liver, and is a precursor of two enzymes necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Since it is provided by the diet, although it is produced equally by the organism, the most advisable thing is to try to know what are the needs in niacin that the organism has, as well as the Foods rich in vitamin B3.

Recommended contributions in vitamin B3

Recommended contributions per day
Babies <6 months6 mg.
Children from 6 to 12 months6 mg.
Children from 1 to 3 years old9 mg.
Children from 4 to 9 years old12 mg.
Children from 10 to 12 years old14 mg.
Teen girls15 mg.
Teenage boys18 mg.
Adult woman15 mg.
Adult man18 mg.
Nursing mother20 mg.
Woman with child20 mg.


Foods rich in vitamin B3 or Niacin

Food Quantity (mg. Per 100 g.)
Dry beer yeast35
Bakery yeast)28
Salmon, tuna6,8
Wheat germ4,4
meats3 – 6
Fish2 – 6
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Vitamin B3 (Niacin) (November 2022)