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An Introduction to Vitamin B15

Out of all the vitamins available to us today, the most confusing one would be Vitamin B15; it’s known by other names such as DMG, Pangamic Acid and Calcium Pangamate Some of these terms might not be all that new to you, since it was the centre of considerable discussions a few years back. However, it would be a totally different case if you lived somewhere in Russia and Europe where the said vitamin was initially discovered. You might recall that some time in the 1970’s, the FDA banned the vitamin in the United States.

Be careful when you conduct researches, since certain online sources like professional websites and amateur blogs has incorrectly understood Vitamin B15, thus mislabelling it. Various sources have stated that Vitamin B15 is Pangamic Acid, on the other hand some would claim that the vitamin is actually Calcium Pangamate. Other sources even claim it to be N, N Dimethyglycine or DMG. DMG, Vitamin B15, Calcium Pangamate and Panagamic Acid are terms that some websites use synonymous.

Here’s a brief explanations of each for clarification:

1. Pangamic Acid: an ester extracted from gluconic acid and dimethyglycine.
2. Calcium pangamate: the calcium salt derived from pangamic acid.
3. N, N Dimethyglycine (DMG): taken from amino acid glycine.

Surprisingly, even the geographical location plays a part in the definition of the Vitamin, because it will vary from a certain location compared to the next. Much like when Vitamin B15 is defined as Pangamic acid in the United States, while in Russia calcium Pangamate is synonymous with Vitamin B15.

Some of the Benefits of Taking B15

-Enhances the oxygen utilisation of the body.

-Enhances the blood circulation of the body.

-Hastening the body’s immune response by improving the immune system.

– Aids in better hormone production.

Aids in stabilising the blood glucose levels.

-Enhances the liver functions as well as liver detoxification.

-Is also known as an antiviral, anti-tumour and even an antibacterial.

Recommended Dosage

These dosages are known to be crucial, specifically in the metabolism of human physiology. Based on multiple researches conducted by various people, the most common dosage amount would be 125 mg – 2,500 mg a day; take note that they are typically taken in divided dosages all throughout the day. Sure, anyone can take Vitamin B15 with certain meals or on an empty stomach, but they highly recommend users to take the Vitamin in between their meals. Keep in mind that Vitamin B15 easily breaks down in the body, so it’s best if you divide the doses all throughout the day.

General Toxicity

Researches have stated that people have an exceptionally high tolerance for Vitamin B15. There have been recorded cases of people with a 6,000 mg intake a day without any incident or toxicity, thus Vitamin B15 is considered a safe nutrient.