B15 PANGAMIC ACID
Also known as: Pangamate; Vitamin B15
Pangamic Acid is a water-soluble combination of Dimethyl Glycine (DMG) and Gluconic Acid.
Health Benefits of Pangamic Acid
Aging & Life Extension
Pangamic Acid may retard the Aging Process (due to the Antioxidant properties of Dimethyl Glycine – a component of Pangamic Acid). [more info]
Pangamic Acid may possess Life Extension possibilities.
Pangamic Acid may alleviate the symptoms of Angina (due to its Dimethyl Glycine component). [more info]
Pangamic Acid may alleviate Atherosclerosis. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may improve Blood Circulation. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may protect the body from the toxic effects of some of the constituents of Air Pollution (including Carbon Monoxide). [more info]
Pangamic Acid may reduce the craving for Alcohol in Alcoholism patients. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may reduce the symptoms of Hangovers. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may stimulate the Immune System. [more info]
Pangamic Acid possesses Antioxidant properties.
Pangamic Acid may lower total serum Cholesterol levels. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may protect against Cirrhosis of the Liver. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may alleviate Fatigue (by preventing the build-up of excessive Lactic Acid within the Muscles of those who exercise heavily). references
Pangamic Acid may alleviate and prevent Hypoxia (by stimulating the transport of Oxygen to the Blood from the Lungs). [more info]
Pangamic Acid may facilitate detoxification of the Liver. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may enhance the body’s utilization of Oxygen. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may facilitate the synthesis of endogenous Proteins. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may alleviate the symptoms of Autism. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may stimulate the Central Nervous System (CNS). [more info]
Pangamic Acid may alleviate Asthma. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may alleviate Emphysema. [more info]
Pangamic Acid may Enhance the Function of these Substances
Pangamic Acid acts as a methyl donor in the formation of Methionine.
Dietary Sources of Pangamic Acid note
(mcg of Pangamic Acid per 100 grams)
Cereal Grains: Wholemeal Flour 8 Maize 150
Oats 106 Wheat Germ 70
Wheat Bran 31 Rice Bran 200
Fruit: Apricot Kernels 65
Meat: Liver – Pig’s 22
Seeds: Pumpkin Seeds Brown Rice
Yeasts: Brewer’s Yeast 128
These Substances/Factors may Interfere with Pangamic Acid
Light is an enemy of Pangamic Acid.
Food Processing Techniques
The Heat generated during cooking may destroy Pangamic Acid.
Water is an enemy of Pangamic Acid.
Toxic Effects of Pangamic Acid
High doses of Pangamic Acid may initially cause mild Nausea but this side effect diminishes after a few days.
Some studies theorize that Pangamic Acid may cause Cancer. references
Pangamic Acid may increase the risk of Fatty Liver. references
Forms of Pangamic Acid
Calcium Pangamate consists of Calcium bound to Pangamic Acid. The body tolerates this form of Pangamic Acid better than Sodium Pangamate.
Sodium Pangamate consists of Sodium bound to Pangamic Acid.
Manufacturers of Pangamic Acid generally recommend the use of 150 – 200 mg of the Calcium Pangamate form of Pangamic Acid per day for therapeutic purposes.
Commercial Availability of Pangamic Acid Supplements
“Singular” Oral Pangamic Acid Products
The Calcium Pangamate form of Pangamic Acid is available from health food stores and mail order supplement companies (only in the USA) in the form of:
– 150 mg tablets.
Dimethyl Glycine (DMG) Products
An alternative to Pangamic Acid supplementation is the use of Dimethyl Glycine (DMG) supplements – DMG is the main active constituent of Pangamic Acid.
Chemical analysis of Pangamic Acid has determined that it contains the following compounds within its chemical structure:
– Gluconic Acid
D-gluconic acid 6-(bis(l-methybethyl) amino acetate