Niacinamide is one to the two types of vitamin B3; the other is nicotinic acid. Both provide vitamin B3 benefits but differ in their chemical structure and effect. Niacinamide supports cellular processes in the body and is primarily found in animal products. As well as playing an important part in keeping skin healthy, and niacinamide benefits include:
• Has anti-inflammatory properties for skin when applied topically or taken orally as a vitamin supplement.
• Helps prevent melanoma which is a form of skin cancer that develops in melanin-producing cells (that give the skin its color).
• Effective in treating skin conditions such as rosacea (which causes redness in the skin) and acne making it a popular alternative to the use of antibiotics for treating these conditions.
• Helps in managing chronic kidney disease by decreasing the harmful buildup of chemicals such as phosphate in a person’s blood.