Niacinamide (vitamin B3) in skin care: Fad or facts?

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or vitamin B3 has received a lot of attention in the world of skin care in recent months. This material was recently displayed as an anti-aging solution that was very promising on Dr. Oz and this directly triggers discussions throughout the web. With now, we have all heard of the great benefits of vitamin B3 in all kinds of products starting. From anti-aging cream to skin whitening treatment. But, in the midst of all these claims, how can someone make sure what is real and what, well … just heard?

In the next few verses, we will review the scientific evidence that supports some of these claims but first let’s start with a quick introduction to niacinamide.

Is it niacinamide and what functions?

Niacinamide is part of Group B of vitamins and also sometimes called vitamin B3. Vitamin B3 also exists in the form of another width spread called the converted niacin into niacinamide in the body. Both forms of vitamin B3 basically have the same ナイアシンアミド 効果 benefits but Niacin is famous for inducing unpleasant but not dangerous side effects such as flushing and heating skin. To avoid this, most skin care products are formulated with niacinamide which provides the same skin benefits but no side effects. The main function of Niacinamide in the body is to become a precursor of the NAD coenzyme and NADP. A precursor means the building blocks utilized by the body to make other compounds, usually bigger and more useful. NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide and is a very important coenzyme in all living cells and, such as relative NADP it is closely, involved in essential cellular function.

But how exactly does it help your skin and is it really medicine – all kinds of materials made like that? Well the answer is yes … to some extent. One thing is certain is that niacinamide is one of the most researched ingredients in the skin care industry, of course more than others commonly used. But let’s see what science says about the most common niacinamide claims that we all hear.

Claims 1: Niacinamide can relieve and repair skin tones. Scientific evidence: very strong.

The evidence we have so far niacinamide can relieve and unite the skin tone very strong and supported by dozens of independent researchers. The latest publications about the subject, which appeared last month in the journal of skin research technology, found that niacinamide reduced hyperpigmentation appearance in a study of 42 Korean women after 8 weeks used (Lee et al. For those who might not get used to that term, hyperpigmentation is the name Medical for spots or areas on your skin that are darker than others, such as Spot Age. In 2013, other articles showed that Niacinamide 4% products reduce Axillar hyperpigmentation in similar studies conducted at 24 women for a period of 9 weeks (Castanedo-Cazares et al. 2013). And in the past two decades, there are at least a dozen other articles with very similar findings that will be boring to be included. However, one article is worth mentioning. In 2011, a very important study showed that niacinamide not only reduces hyperpigmentation, but the effect is comparable Bro Hydroquinone (Castanedo-Cázares JP et al. 2011). Now, Hydroquinone is very effective for removing black spots, but the side effects can be horrendous in some people, in such a way that the FDA has recently proposed an in-depth investigation against hydroquinone which leads to the possibility of removal from the production in the future.