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niacin (vitamin b3)
A B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Specifically, it is necessary for the synthesis of various enzymes and acts to reduce blood cholesterol. Niacin is actually a pair of nutrients - nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. It helps maintains   (more info - niacin)

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nicotinamide (niacinamide)
Also known as nicotinic acid amide, nicotinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the vitamin B group, and a component of niacin (vitamin B3). Nicotinic acid (niacin) is converted to nicotinamide in vivo (in the body). While the two are identical in their vitamin functions, nicotinamide   (more info - nicotinamide)

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