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Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Just 1/2 Piece Salmon (90g)


Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Do you know that eating 1/2 piece of salmon (90g) a day fully covers your daily vitamin B3 need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 16mg
  • 2mg (0-6 months old)
  • 4mg (7-12 months old)
  • 6mg (1-3 years old)
  • 8mg (4-8 years old)
  • 12mg (9-13 years old)
  • 14-16mg (14-18 years old)
  • 14mg for women (19 years old & above)
  • 16mg for men (19 years old & above)
  • 18mg for pregnant women 
  • 17mg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Guards against heart diseases, lower cholesterol leves, regulates blood sugar levels, processes fat.

References:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=83
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b3-niacin

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