Natural Sources of Niacin

Natural sources for niacin include animal products such as chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, milk, and/or eggs. Natural sources from vegetables include broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, and asparagus. Niacin can be found in other sources like nuts, whole grains, mushrooms.

Fast Facts:

  • Niacin (also called vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid) is considered to be an essential nutrient for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
  • Niacin can also reduce the risk of heart disease and lowers harmful cholesterol levels (LDL), while raising good cholesterol levels (HDL).
  • The recommended daily allowance of niacin for adults is between 16 and 18 mg daily.