Niacin helps your body convert food to energy and helps normal growth and development.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

16 mg

Food sources

  • Egg yolk
  • Meats
  • Dairy products

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth sores
  • Long-term deficiency can ultimately lead to pellagra, dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders and central nervous symptoms

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Present in all cells in the body and helps convert food into energy
  • Involved in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Aids in nervous system function