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 You might have already heard of the at least one term for Vitamin B15 over the years. However, it would be a totally different case if you lived somewhere in Russia and Europe where the said vitamin was initially discovered. For those of you who have a difficult time recalling where you heard of it, it might be when the FDA banned the vitamin in the United States way back in the 1970’s.
A fair warning for those that plan on doing a more detailed research regarding Vitamin B15, don’t trust everything you see online; a number of amateur blogs and even certain professional websites have mislabelled Vitamin B15. Certain websites claim that Vitamin B15 is Pangamic Acid, other assertively claim that it’s Calcium Pangamate instead. Certain websites also claim that Vitamin B15 is N, N dimethylglycine (DMG). Some websites would use all the terms synonymous: Vitamin B15, DMG, Calcium Pangamate and Pangamic Acid.
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.
To add more to the already confusing definition, the meaning of Vitamin B15 can also vary depending on the geographical location. For example, in the United States Vitamin B15 and Pangamic acid are terms used synonymous while in Russia Vitamin B15 is synonymous with calcium Pangamate.
A Handful of Benefits from Vitamin B15
-Greatly improves the body’s utilisation of oxygen.
– Greatly improves the circulation of blood by the body.
-Hastening the body’s immune response by improving the immune system.
– Aids in better hormone production.
-Improves the blood glucose levels of the user.
-Efficiently helps with the liver function and liver detoxification.
-Is also known as an antiviral, anti-tumour and even an antibacterial.
These dosages are known to be crucial, specifically in the metabolism of human physiology. Taking into account multiple researches, a 125 mg – 2,500 mg dosage of Vitamin B15 per day is the most common dosage; take note that these amount are taken in divided dosages. Vitamin B15 can also be take with meals and even on an empty stomach, there will be mo side effects but it’s still highly recommended to take them in between meals. Since Vitamin B15 easily breaks down and enters the body, you should divide the doses per day especially if your aiming for a high dosage.
Certain research have show that people can have a naturally high tolerance for Vitamin B15. Intake of doses as high as 6,000 mg a day have been recorded without any sign of problems of toxicity, so it’s quite a safe nutrient.