B15 PANGAMIC ACID

B15 PANGAMIC ACID

Also known as:  Pangamate;  Vitamin B15

Description

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.

Cardiovascular System

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]

Detoxification

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]

Immune System

Pangamic Acid may stimulate the Immune System.  [more info]

Metabolism

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]

Nervous System

Pangamic Acid may alleviate the symptoms of Autism.  [more info]

       Pangamic Acid may stimulate the Central Nervous System (CNS).  [more info]

Respiratory System

Pangamic Acid may alleviate Asthma.  [more info]

       Pangamic Acid may alleviate Emphysema.  [more info]

Pangamic Acid may Enhance the Function of these Substances

Amino Acids

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

Barley   12          

Fruit:            Apricot Kernels    65         

Meat:           Liver – Pig’s  22         

Seeds:           Pumpkin Seeds          Brown Rice  

Sesame Seeds                  

Yeasts:          Brewer’s Yeast     128        

These Substances/Factors may Interfere with Pangamic Acid

Electromagnetic Radiation

Light is an enemy of Pangamic Acid.

Food Processing Techniques

The Heat generated during cooking may destroy Pangamic Acid.

Water

Water is an enemy of Pangamic Acid.

Toxic Effects of Pangamic Acid

Digestive System

High doses of Pangamic Acid may initially cause mild Nausea but this side effect diminishes after a few days.

Immune System

Some studies theorize that Pangamic Acid may cause Cancer.  references

Metabolism

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.

Dosage Recommendations

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 Data

Chemical analysis of Pangamic Acid has determined that it contains the following compounds within its chemical structure:

–     Gluconic Acid

–     Glycine

Chemical Names

D-gluconic acid 6-(bis(l-methybethyl) amino acetate

       6-O-(dimethylaminoacetyl)-D-gluconic acid