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How much niacin do you need a day?

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The recommended amount varies with age and other factors and are given in milligrams of niacin equivalents:

Most people can get enough niacin by eating a healthy diet. It's naturally in many foods, including greens, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Many fortified products have niacin in it, too.

  • Children: between 2-16 milligrams daily, depending on age
  • Men: 16 milligrams daily
  • Women: 14 milligrams daily
  • Women (pregnant): 18 milligrams daily
  • Women (breastfeeding): 17 milligrams daily
  • Maximum for adults of all ages: 35 milligrams daily

From: Niacin (Vitamin B3) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Niacin.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Niacin.”

Endotext [Internet]:  "Triglyceride Lowering Drugs: Niacin," January 2017.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Niacin.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Niacin.”

Endotext [Internet]:  "Triglyceride Lowering Drugs: Niacin," January 2017.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

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