Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’ve been taking folic acid for several months now in anticipation of TTC this fall. I read an article this evening about a “breakthrough” in Australia showing B3 can reduce miscarriage risks and I’m just wondering if any of you are taking a prenatal with niacin. I’ve definitely heard that the side effects can be a bit unpleasant and I plan to talk to my MD next month when my IUD comes out, but just wondering what you all are taking.
Post # 2
I think people need to be careful when jumping on ‘breakthroughs’ like this that are just sensationalised in the press. It is just one study, by one team, conducted on mice. Claims like this have to – and should – jump through a lot more hoops before becoming established medical advice.
Even if it was a thing, there would be no clue as to the recommended dose right now or what increased doses could prove harmful (like vitamin A for example), and this is why any one study needs a lot more research. Niacin is already in plenty of foods already. I would follow the advice of your doctors and not get caught up in news claims.
FWIW I haven’t personally seen any prenatals that contain B3. And those recommended to me by my midwife don’t.
Post # 3
I am taking Blackmores concieve well gold (from Aus) and I just checked the pack and can see it has 20mg of Niacin (B3). Once you test positive you are supposed to go on normal pre natals I can see they have 7.5mg of (B3). Not sure what other pre natals out there have.
Post # 4
Yes I absolutely know the risks of bandwagons, I was more curious if this was “confirming something that’s already known” versus something completely novel…. since this is all very new to me! As a scientist myself I am inately somewhat of a sceptic…. but wouldn’t it be great if it’s true and gets through clinical trials etc.
Also looking to see if some people’s prenatal vitamin had more of a range of vitamins than mine does.
Post # 5
I plan on eating a slice of toast with Vegemite a couple of times a week once I get pregnant (Vegemite has B3). However, I’d go on a doctor’s recommendation since other prenatal vitamins may already include B3.
Post # 6
I take the Vitamin Code prenatals by Garden of Life. They have 20mg of niacin, which the label says is 100% DV.