Niacin

AT A GLANCE:

(Vitamin PP or B3 or nicotinic acid)



Niacin and its roles:


  • Essential for energy production (ATP)
  • Important during the growing period to regulate anabolism and catabolism
  • Involved in DNA construction


Niacin

Niacin is certainly the most stable of all the vitamins, and can be used without risk of degradation during the production process.


Niacin acts as a co-substrate for red/ox reactions. It effects are numerous.


Depending on the physiological status of the horse, the estimated needs for niacin are 20 to 120 mg per day.