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Niacin, vitamin B-3, helps to improve circulation, including blood flow in the scalp. The Help Hair Shake includes niacin.

Niacin is an important nutrient - deficiencies are mostly seen in locations where there is a lot of poverty, malnutrition and alcoholism, and in countries where corn, the only grain low in niacin, is a major food source.

Niacin deficiency can manifest in a variety of ways. Mild deficiency can result in an intolerance to cold (due to slow metabolism). More severe deficiency results in pellagra (diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia).

Niacin is found in a number of foods - animal products, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, mushrooms and brewer's yeast - so it is not generally an issue when people have a balanced diet.

Source: Wikipedia

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