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375 Nicotinic acid

Niacin, vitamin B3.

Natural compound, present in many products. Commercially prepared from nicotine.

Function & characteristics:
Anti-oxidant and colour stabiliser.

B read, cereals, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined.

Side effects:
None known when used at normal concentrations.

Dietary restrictions:
Nicotinic acid can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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