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Other names for Niacin?
2. nicotinic acid (found in plant tissue)
4. niacinamide(found in animal tissue)
Nicotinamide & Niacinamide are most potent form
Function of Niacin?
part of coenzyme for metabolism of energy nutrients
synthesized in body from amino acid tryptophan
4 D's Dermatitis, Diarrhea, Dementia, Death
sensitive to sunlight (sunburn quickly)
Glossitis (balck, smooth tounge)
Disease of Niacin?
Pellagra= disease of the 4 D's
tingling & flushing sensation in hands and feet
paralysis of respiratory center
painful flush and rash ("niacin rush")
All protein containing foods
most stable of all vitamins
not easily destroyed by heat, air & light
used to lower cholesterol but must be careful--only under Dr. supervision!!