Dimethylglycine (DMG)dimethylglycine (or trimethylglycine), Pangamic acid, Anhydrous Betaine.
It was mostly
researched in the former Soviet Union. It is believe to help oxygen absorpsion,
aiding with heart problems, stress, cancer, and premature aging. The Russians
used it primarily to increase the performance of their olympic athletes. It is
very controversial and is not officially recognized in the United States.
Later researchers referenced diisopropylamine dichloroacetate as being "vitamin
B15", either believing it to be an alternate chemical form with the same
properties, or a more accurate isolation of the chemical.
Dimethylglycine is the active nutrient behind B-15, calcium pangamate, or pangamic acid. It is an intermediary metabolite that is useful in the production of neurotransmitters, hormones, DNA, choline, and methionine. It enhances the immune response system, and helps normalize blood glucose levels and reduce high blood pressure levels. It enhances oxygen utilization, reduces lactic acid formation, and aids detoxification- improving liver, pancreas, and adrenal function. In 1960 Russia reported DMG benefited people suffering from diabetes, alcoholism, mental disorders, and cardiovascular ailments. Also, DMG enhanced athletic performance, as demonstrated by the Olympics. I
B15 is not recognized by the US Drug Administration. Most of the research being done on it is out of the USSR.
Other names for it include: pangamic acid, calcium pangamate, sodium pangamate, dimethylglycine/DMG, trimethylglycine/TMG.
The terms "B15" and "pangamic acid" are sometimes used for diisopropylamine dichloroacetate. Pangamic acid is a natural substance that was first prepared from apricot pits and later from rice, liver, blood, and yeast. Little is known about its role at the molecular level although scientists in Europe and the Soviet Union have recorded enhanced oxygen uptake in response to strenuous exercise ,and it appears to have anitoxidant properites. Soviet studies also indicate that it protects against urban pollutants, stimulates immune responses, relieves some asthma symptoms, and lowers blood cholesterol levels. Because of the above physiologic effects, it has been designated as a B vitamin, but there is no "official" evidence recognized in the Western countries that its lack in the diet results in any deficiency disease -- one of the requirements for it to be officially recognized as a vitamin.
History: There is much history around this welltrient.
Vitamin B-15 is/was The Amino acid Dimethylglycine bound with calcium.
Technicals: Vitamin B15H8 is a specific form of Vitamin B15
Synergist: it needs other B vitamins, as well as Vitamins C and E in order to function
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: deficiency symptoms attributed to it such as: headaches, heart deterioration, chest pain, shortness of breath, stress, insomnia, shortened cell life, premature aging, angina, decreased blood oxygenation, increased blood cholesterol, atherosclerosis, deterioration of: circulatory systems/glandular function/nervous system/ and mental health, insufficient oxygen to cells, slow wound healing, decreased immunity, fatigue, and decreased protein synthesis. Sunlight can destroy it.
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