Rosacea is a very common skin disorder that occurs mainly in adults. Symptoms include redness, bumps, scales, visible blood vessels, and pustules on the face. It can be accompanied by stinging and burning sensations on the affected skin as well as watery and irritated eyes. This skin disorder is characterized by … Read More
Acne vulgaris is characterized by skin lesions on the face, upper chest, and/or back involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous glands. Acne has typically been regarded as a teenage condition, but it is now occurring in younger children and is becoming more prevalent in adults, … Read More
Niacinamide is usually recommended over niacin as a supplement to treat pellagra (vitamin B3 deficiency) because it avoids the common side effect of flushing associated with niacin. However, because B supplements can result in toxic levels, it’s wise to consult your doctor or a … Read More
Just when you thought you left them behind in your turbulent teen years, one pops up on your forehead seemingly out of the blue: pimples. And if you’re one of many who’ve experienced adult acne, you know the feeling.
According to the International Dermal Institute, between 40 and … Read More
In the never-ending quest for clear, smooth, and youthful skin, Americans spent $3 billion on skin care products in 2016. And as science and technology continue to advance, many of the most popular skin care products tout vitamins as their active ingredients. But what are the best vitamins for skin … Read More
If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, chances are you have also been recommended to take a statin drug. While statin drugs may help lower your cholesterol, they also come with a vast array of serious side effects. Statins may cause diabetes, excessive tiredness, and muscle … Read More
Vitamin B3—more formally known as niacin or nicotinic acid (not to be confused with nicotine!)—contributes to the function of every part of your body. It plays a key role in metabolism, is necessary for a healthy liver and nervous system, and is important in the production of sex … Read More
Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications are among the most-prescribed drugs in the country, but a vitamin has gained attention as a natural remedy for anxiety.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has been used since the 1950’s as a popular anti-diabetes nutrient. It has even been touted to fight acne and … Read More
Niacin is a member of the family of B vitamins, which also includes vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and thiamin. Like a lot of its B brothers, niacin—a.k.a. nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, and vitamin B3—is essential for converting carbohydrates into fuel and … Read More