An important member of the B-family
Water-soluble vitamin. Niacinamide is an important member of the vitamin B family. Niacinamide or nicotinamide is a derivative of vitamin B3. However, unlike niacin, it does not cause unpleasant redness and itching.
The body itself can produce vitamin B3 from an amino acid called tryptophan. About half of the consumed tryptophan is used by our body to build its own proteins. It produces vitamin B3 from the remainder. Exactly 60mg of tryptophan consumed produces 1mg of niacin. The Hungarian population somewhere between 500 and 1000mg of tryptophan daily, it is easy to calculate that their body can produce about 8-16mg of vitamin B3.
Since daily nutrition recommendations do not count on their own niacin production and only measure the niacin content of our foods, it seems that 11mg of niacin is an average diet per day.
Interesting: In the past, niacin was called PP-factor (Pellagra-Preventive), today it is also known as nicotinamide, nicotinamide, niacinamide.
Nowadays it is a popular ingredient for various cosmetic products and creams.
It is also worth checking out our other vitamin B preparations. Further high-active vitamin B preparations are available in Vitaking B vitamins