Vitamin B3 Deficiency, Pellegra Disease




Vitamins are organic compounds needed by the human body in small quantities. Vitamins are divided into two as fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and water-soluble B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12, Folate) and C vitamins.


Even if people need small amounts of vitamins, their deficiencies cause some diseases. One of these diseases is Pellegra disease, which occurs in the deficiency of vitamin B3.


Benefits of vitamin B3:


· Converts the consumed foods into energy.

· Protects the skin

· Increases good cholesterol (HDL)

· Reduces the feeling of tiredness

· It benefits DNA production and repair


Foods with vitamin B3:


· Chicken breast, Turkey, Salmon, Ground Beef, Tuna

· Brown rice, Wheat

· Mushrooms, Peas, Potatoes


Pellegra is a dangerous disease that occurs in vitamin B3 (Niacin) deficiency. Niacin and Tryptophan deficiency pellagra disease is generally seen in daily nutrition. The fact that the nutrition program is mainly corn is an important factor that triggers the pellagra disease.


Pellagra Disease, which may result in death; It manifests itself with effects such as red spots and injuries on the skin, nervous and digestive system disorders and vomiting. Pellagra disease is cured by applying niacin treatment.


In the treatment process, especially green vegetables, milk and dairy products, meat products can be consumed.


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