Vitamin B15 (Pangamic acid)
Vitamin B15 (Pangamic acid) is water-soluble but its essential requirement in the diet has not yet been proven. Research suggests that Vitamin B15 may assist the lowering cholesterol blood levels and aid in protein synthesis. Vitamin B15 has also been used to treat cancer, schizophrenia and heart disease.
Vitamin B15 can is found in brewer's yeast, brown rice, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
Vitamin B15 - pangamic acid is required for:
Until further research is available, be careful of supplements containing pangamic acid, calcium pangamate, DMG or B15.
Food sources of vitamin B15:
Pangamic acid was first isolated in 1951 by Drs. Ernest Krebs, Sr. and Jr., from apricot kernels, along with laetrile, termed vitamin B17. At that time, as today, they were not sure whether it was essential to life. Pangamic acid is also found in whole grains such as brown rice, brewer's yeast, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and beef blood. Water and direct sunlight may reduce the potency and availability of B15 in these foods.It is present in brown rice, brewer's yeast, grains, as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds.