essential nutrients

The human body cannot produce a sufficient amount of everything it needs to function by itself. There are six essential nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water) that are obtained from food or supplementation in order to prevent disease, grow, and maintain good health. Vertellus provides Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and a replacement for the mineral potassium (Nutri-K™ Potassium Chloride).

potassium replacement source

Potassium helps the body regulate fluid balance and blood pressure. It is an essential mineral of critical importance to the nervous system helping support muscle and heart contractions. A potassium-rich diet is known to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and kidney stones. Low potassium levels (known as hypokalemia) can lead to muscle cramps, lethargy, or an irregular heartbeat.

Nutri-K™ Potassium Chloride (KCl) functions as a potassium replacement for individuals with hypokalemia and can help correct electrolyte imbalance. Potassium Chloride (KCl) can be used as a salt substitute in sodium-restricted diets. Because Potassium is of vital importance for the proper functioning of the heart, muscles, kidneys, nerves, and digestive system, Nutri-K (KCl) is added to baby formula, sports drinks, vitamin supplements, and other nutritional products.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 plays a vital role in over 200 chemical processes in the human body. By aiding in metabolizing protein, sugar, and fat, it helps the body convert food into energy. A person with a Vitamin B3 deficiency may experience dermatitis, digestive disorders, or neurological symptoms such as depression or loss of memory. Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of Vitamin B3. Unlike other forms of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide does not cause skin flushing. It acts as an antioxidant and is used in supplements to support healthy skin and the digestive system.

Within the food & beverages industry, Niacinamide can be found in a variety of products from energy drinks to baby formula.

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