Niacin is an organic compound that is considered one of the most important nutrients in our body. Nicotinamide is the amide compound of niacin, is a white crystalline powder, odorless or almost odorless, with a bitter taste, soluble in water, ethanol, and glycerol, you may be unfamiliar with nicotinamide, but if you change the name, such as VPP, vitamin B3, I think many people know or heard of it? Nicotinamide, one of the B vitamins, has been playing an important role in the medical field, especially in dermatology. It can be used clinically and can also be made into various topical preparations for the prevention and treatment of pellagra, stomatitis, glossitis, sick sinus syndrome, atrioventricular block, and other diseases.
Nicotinamide and nicotinic acid are two substances that can be used in most cases, nicotinic acid in animals will also produce nicotinamide, when the body lacks nicotinamide, will occur pellagra, nicotinamide can prevent pellagra, it can also play a role in protein and sugar metabolism to improve human and animal nutrition, in cosmetics can be used as a nutritional additive, in addition, It is also used in food and feed additives.