Vitamin B3 Boosts Muscle Mass, Improves Glucose Control




Mercola |  6 May 2024


  • Getting enough vitamin B3 could help maintain muscle mass and strength as you age, while also helping control body fat and blood sugar levels
  • A study found consuming more niacin was linked to stronger hand grip, increased muscle mass and higher bone mineral content
  • People with higher niacin intake also had less body fat and a lower risk of losing muscle mass as they age
  • Niacin also helped with blood sugar control, showing benefits in reducing insulin resistance and keeping fasting blood sugar and insulin levels in check, especially in people without diabetes
  • For optimal health, I recommend taking 50 milligrams of niacinamide — one form of vitamin B3 — three times per day













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