Niacin also known as nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and is, depending on the definition used, one of the 20 to 80 essential human nutrients. Together with nicotinamide it makes up the group known as vitamin B3 complex. It has the formula C 6H 5NO 2 and belongs to the group of the pyridinecarboxylic acids.
Functions and Applications
1. Physiologically transport electrons for transmission, so that the end of the vasodilator effect.
2. With glycolysis, tissue respiration, fat synthesis. (Function is similar to vitamin B group)