Ingredient Profile: Niacinamide is the Vitamin B3 for the Hair Growth You Want to See

Vitamin B3 is one of the eight B vitamins your body needs to be happy and healthy. In fact, without enough B3, you can develop serious skin, kidney, and brain disorders. Enter: niacinamide—a form of niacin used in many skin and beauty products. Despite their similar names, niacinamide and niacin are different forms of B3. Your body can convert niacinamide from excess niacin in the body, but it isn’t difficult to get the niacinamide you need on your own.

How do I get the niacinamide I need?

Niacinamide is readily available in a number of foods like yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, nuts, green veggies, beans, and refined grains. This vitamin is water-soluble, meaning it’s not stored in the body, so it needs to be eaten every day. If you’re worried about getting enough niacinamide, talk to your doctor about supplementation, which can be used for preventing vitamin B3 as well as treating a number of psychological, mental, emotional, and physical ailments.

Why do we include niacinamide in our formula?

In addition to helping your internal functions, niacinamide is essential for skin health as it combats acne, rosacea, eczema, signs of aging, and more. Because there’s no way to ensure you are getting all the proper nutrients from your diet, topical application is the most effective way to target scalp health and reap the following benefits:

Niacinamide is an important part of any balanced diet—and any hair growth product. A healthy scalp is the foundation of a healthy head of hair, so we’ve included this dynamic ingredient in our Activating Serum to reduce inflammation and protect your scalp. Do you have questions about or experience with Vitamin B3? We’d love to hear from you!

Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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