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What is the Difference Niacin & Niacinamide?

Niacin and niacinamide are both forms of vitamin B3, but they have distinct effects on the body:


  • Causes a temporary flushing response.

  • Improves cholesterol levels (lowers LDL, raises HDL).

  • Supports heart and liver health.

  • May have benefits for mental health conditions.


  • Does not cause flushing.

  • Promotes healthy skin (helps with acne, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation).

  • May support joint health and reduce anxiety.

Last updated: May 20, 2024 16:10 PM