12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Niacin

12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Niacin

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Niacin is part of the B Vitamin family, Vitamin B3 to be exact, and is found in every cell of the body. Like other B-complex vitamins, Niacin helps the body convert food into energy and is essential for the metabolism system, so it’s pretty important for proper functioning and growth of your child's body! KidsLuv juices deliver 100% of your daily Niacin so you can rest assured that your kids are getting what they need.

So you’re probably wondering why it’s so important for your kids?

Boosting Brain Power

Niacin is important for the maintenance of healthy brain functioning and plays a role in the signaling between nerve cells which are needed to provide energy to the brain.Research shows that a deficiency in Niacin is linked with mental illnesses and brain fog so adequate intake may help improve the brain’s memory function and focus. Studies also show that niacin is an effective treatment for certain types of schizophrenia.

Smashing Skin

Niacin plays a role in protecting the skin from sun damage, whether it is taken orally or applied directly onto the skin in lotions. Studies have shown adequate intake of Niacin can reduce the risk of developing certain skin cancers.

Happy Heart

Niacin promotes healthy blood circulation so is needed for happy, healthy arteries. Studies have shown that Niacin may be helpful in treating or preventing heart disease by reducing inflammation which is involved in the clogging of the arteries.

Cholesterol Control

Niacin has been used to control the balance of cholesterol levels. It lowers harmful cholesterol in your body while raising the level of good cholesterol.

Niacin may be useful in improving symptoms in children with mental illnesses such as ADHD. However, more research is needed to back this up. At KidsLuv we know how important it is to get adequate intake of the essentials vitamins and minerals so each serving of our juice infused water contains 100% Niacin. Other good sources of Niacin are meat, poultry, fish, and bread.