Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid) DMG is dimethyl glycine

Despite ambiguity of its nutritional status, pangamic acid is accepted as a valuable dietary factor; France, Japan, Germany, Spain, & Russia use pangamic acid as an essential nutrient, with adult

General – water soluble;
Need in human nutrition has not been established;
Dimethyl glycine (DMG) is an intermediate in normal metabolism;
Despite ambiguity of its nutritional status, pangamic acid is accepted as a valuable dietary factor; France, Japan, Germany, Spain, & Russia use pangamic acid as an essential nutrient, with adult
Recommended allowances: ranging from 25 – 50 mg/day
Absorption: from small intestine; circulates freely in the body
Excretion: through kidneys, bowels, sweat
Sources: apricot pit; brewer’s yeast, brown rice, whole grain, pumpkin & sesame seeds; made in body by normal metabolism;
Supplement: calcium pangamate;
Storage: minute amounts in liver & kidneys;
Functions of DMG:
Can be converted into sarcosine & glycine by donating methyl groups;
May have function in donating methyl groups for biological reactions;
Claimed to increase blood tissue oxygenation, improve performance, & prevent insufficiency of tissue oxygen (hypoxia), which produces lactic acid build-up & fatigue;
Reports claim that pangamic acid is involved in regulation of lipid & carbohydrate metabolism, & in nervous system functions

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