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Niacin (Nicotinic Acid)

Human Nutrition

The United States Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences has developed Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) values for Niacin, resulting in Niacin’s use as a common ingredient in multivitamins and dietary supplements. Vertellus Niacin is ideal for direct tableting, blending with other solids and binding agents, food and beverage fortification, and dietary premixes.

Vertellus’ Niacin for human applications is available in a variety of grades: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), Fine Granular, Extra Fine Granular, and Powder

Certifications: Meets USP, EP, and JP specifications for niacin; Complies with Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for manufacture of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient and Q7 quality standards, Standard 21 CFR 211; US FDA Drug Master File (DMF); ISO 9001:2008; Kosher; Halal


Animal Nutrition

The amount and bioavailability of vitamins in animal feed is generally insufficient to fully nourish livestock. Therefore, supplementing with Vitamin B3 is essential.

Deficiencies in Vitamin B3 can be devastating to animals, resulting in decreased feed intake, retarded growth, weakness, and digestive tract disorders. In poultry the symptoms of malnutrition can include poor feathering, perosis, and black tongue. Niacin-deficient pigs may develop ulcerative necrotic lesions in the gastro-intestinal tract, resulting in diarrhea and bacterial infection. Providing monogastric livestock with added Vitamin B3 protects and promotes health of mucous membranes, central nervous system, skin, bones and joints.

The following examples support the use of Vitamin B3 supplementation for animal nutrition.

Animal Health: In ruminants, increased levels of Vitamin B3 improve digestive tract health.

Growth and Feed Efficiency: Pigs fed with dietary Vitamin B3 show increased gain-to-feed and pork quality; Vitamin B3 supplementation in chickens improves weight gain and feed utilization.

Performance: In early-lactating dairy cows, dietary Niacin increases milk production via increased amounts of coenzymes NAD and NADP.

Certification(s): FAMI-QS


Applications: Human NutritionAnimal Nutrition


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