vitamin B13 – orotic acid – info

orotic acid (vitamin b13) is not really recognized as a vitamin, and is manufactured by the body by intestinal flora.

orotic acid (vitamin b13) is not really recognized as a vitamin, and is manufactured by the body by intestinal flora. 

Very little is known, and therefore our information is also very sketchy.

required for 

Orotic acid helps with the production of genetic material and may be beneficial after a heart attack. It is also used in conditions such as multiple sclerosis and chronic hepatitis.

deficiency indications 

 

vitamin B13 – orotic acid  dosage 

The dosage underneath is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), but be aware that that this dosage is the minimum that you require per day, to ward of serious deficiency of this particular nutrient. 

In the therapeutic use of this nutrient, the dosage is usually increased considerably, but the toxicity level must be kept in mind. 

Dosage has not been determined.

toxicity & symptoms of high intake 

None known.

other interesting points 

It is stable and not damaged by heat.

food sources 

It is found in root vegetables, such as carrots and beets as well as liquid whey.

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