Niacin vs. Niacinamide

Learn more about niacin vs. niacinamide and the benefits of both.


0:00 Introduction: Vitamin B3 explained
0:10 Niacin vs. niacinamide
1:55 The dangers of niacin
3:35 Benefits of niacin
4:25 Benefits of niacinamide
7:03 Learn more about what niacin can do for your cholesterol!

Today we’re going to cover the difference between the two forms of vitamin B3: niacin and niacinamide.

Both niacin and niacinamide chemically work similarly but have different benefits.

• Gives a flushing response
• Has lipid benefits
• Helps lower cholesterol
• Helps lower LDL
• Helps increase HDL
• Helps decrease inflammation in the arteries
• Supports a healthy liver
• May help with schizophrenia
• May help with drug-induced dyskinesia

• Won’t cause a flush
• Helps with certain skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, rosacea, and psoriasis)
• Helps lower histamines
• Helps reduce immune inflammatory factors
• Helps decrease flaking skin
• Helps reduce sebum
• May help reduce inflammation
• May help with arthritis
• Is used for anti-aging
• Is used for hyperpigmentation
• May help reduce anger and anxiety

Many people are discouraged from taking niacin because of potential side effects. But the dangers are rare and are typically involved in those taking very high doses over long periods and time-release niacin.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand niacin vs. niacinamide and the benefits of both. I’ll see you in the next video.

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