Other Name: Nicotinic acid / Niacin
Molecular Formula: C6H5N2O
Formula Weight: 123.13
Grade: Pharmaceutical Grade & Feed Grade
Appearance: White Crystalline Solid
Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin or nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and a form of vitamin B3, an essential human nutrient.It can be manufactured by plants and animals from the amino acid tryptophan. Niacin is obtained in the diet from a variety of whole and processed foods, with highest contents in fortified packaged foods, meat, poultry, red fish such as tuna and salmon, lesser amounts in nuts, legumes and seeds.
Help the body release energy from food
Keep the nervous system and skin healthy
Niacin and its derivative niacinamide belong to vitamin B series compounds, which are indispensable nutrients in human body and play an important role in promoting the normal growth and development of human body.
Nicotinic acid can affect the hematopoietic process, promote iron absorption and blood cell production;
To maintain the normal function of the skin and the secretion of digestive glands;
Improve the excitability of central nervous system and the function of reticuloendothelial system and endocrine system of cardiovascular system;
In addition, it can also improve the production performance of livestock and poultry.
Niacin can significantly improve the feed conversion rate and egg production rate. When it is insufficient, it affects the glycolysis, citric acid cycle respiratory chain and fatty acid biosynthesis, thus causing niacin deficiency.
Niacin is also an important pharmaceutical raw material and chemical intermediate.
Niacin can be used to synthesize many drugs for treating various skin diseases, such as hypertension and coronary heart disease.
It can also be used as a drug intermediate in the production of isoniazid and inositol niacin.
Nicotinic acid is also widely used in the luminescent, dye and animal feed
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