Niacin (B3)

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Let’s dissect one important member of the B-vitamin family: niacin (B3).   Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that is plentiful in many foods.  You may also see it called nicotinic acid or nicotinamide.  These substances get converted into the active or more usable forms of niacin in the body called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and […]

Getting A’s

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin.  That means that instead of being dissolved in water, it is dissolved in fats or oils.  For this reason, it can be helpful to take vitamin A-rich foods with a small amount of fat.   Vitamin A is stored in the liver until your body needs it somewhere else […]