Vitamin B3, like all of the B vitamins, is an important factor in the manufacture of coenzymes that help to turn the food we eat into energy. It also helps to keep the skin and the nervous system healthy.
Also known as niacin, vitamin B3 is a water soluble vitamin that the body cannot store. Any excess is excreted in the urine and so it needs to be consumed on a daily basis.
There are two types of vitamin B3; nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. Meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and products made with wheat flour such as brown bread and pasta are all good natural sources of both forms of vitamin B3.