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Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide, Niacine) > for food, dietary supplements and beverages

Physiological importance

Vitamin B3 acts as the electron donor or acceptor in many biological redox reactions.

Deficiency symptoms

Deficiency symptoms only develop if the diet is niacin-deficient, if the dietary niacin has poor bioavailability (e.g. with maize as a staple diet) or if the diet is low in tryptophan. Pellagra is the best known disease caused by niacin deficiency.


Vitamin B3


Vitamin B3 is available in powder form.
Stability: Vitamin B3 is normally very stable in foods. It is stable to atmospheric oxygen, heat and light in both the dry state and in aqueous solutions. Stored in the unopened original packaging at room temperature (max. 25°C), the product is stable for at least 36 months.


Vitamin B3 is used in dietary supplement applications as solid dosage forms (mono- & multivitamin formulations) and as liquid preparations (syrups, solutions etc.)
Moreover it may improve the nutritional value of various food products and beverages.