(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 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.