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What is Niacinamide?

The body uses vitamin B3 in the process of releasing energy from carbohydrates. It is needed to form fat from carbohydrates and to process alcohol. The niacin form of vitamin B3 also regulates cholesterol, though niacinamide does not.

Vitamin B3 comes in two basic forms—niacin (also called nicotinic acid) and niacinamide (also called nicotinamide). A variation on niacin, called inositol hexaniacinate, is also available in supplements. Since it has not been linked with any of the usual niacin toxicity in scientific research, some doctors recommend inositol hexaniacinate for people who need large amounts of niacin.

It is common to have topical niacinamide products throughout all anti-aging product stores which are mainly use to get rid of acne. It contains skin rejuvenation properties which have shown significant improvement in:

Fine wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation and inflammation spots
Red blotchiness
Poor texture of the skin
Skin sallowness (yellowing)
Stimulating collagen production
Increase elasticity and moisture levels in skin

All of these above-mentioned common aging skin problems usually make you look much older than your usual age. Based on several scientific studies, it has proven that this precursor of co-enzymes (NADH and NADPH) which are important for maintaining levels of NADH and NADPH as lacking of these particular co-enzymes able to speed up aging process. In other words, by restoring the levels of NAD, it will help to prevent cellular damage and improve regeneration which could extent the lifespan of human cells.

In order to enhance the anti-aging performance of niacinamide, a-lipoic acid is included to enhance Sir2p activity as well as increasing NAD levels. This little known acid is essential in battling diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. For your information, Sir2p is a gene that involved in extending the lifespan of cells which able to reverse the aging process.

Recommended daily consumption:
Niacinamide is stable, safe and well tolerated in topical formulations even at relatively high concentrations. To be on the safe side, it is recommended to take two to three grams for an anti-aging program with a corresponding decrease in niacin. It should be given with a complete B complex or multivitamin.

Solaray's Niacinamide

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