Nicotinamide, also known as nicotinamide, vitamin B3 or vitamin PP, is a water-soluble vitamin, which belongs to B vitamins. It is a component of coenzyme I (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, NAD) and coenzyme II (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, NADP), and is mainly used to prevent and treat pellagra, stomatitis and glossitis.
In addition, nicotinamide can prevent and treat heart block, improve sinus node function and resist rapid experimental arrhythmia, and can significantly improve the heart rate slowdown and atrioventricular block caused by verapamil. It can be used for clinical arrhythmia such as coronary heart disease, viral myocarditis, rheumatic heart disease and a few digitalis poisoning (most of them are used only when other drugs are ineffective).
As a member of B vitamins, its anti-aging effect has always been well known in medical and aesthetic circles. In recent years, its whitening effect has been gradually discovered, becoming the new favorite of major whitening and skin care brands. At the same time, it can promote scalp blood circulation, healthy hair follicles, promote hair growth and prevent baldness.