Vitamin B-15 or DMG or Di Methyl Glycine or Pangamic Acid: Best Food Sources – Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, brown rice, meat.
Dimethylglycine or DMG is a non-protein amino acid found naturally in animal and plant cells. DMG is produced in cells as an intermediate in the metabolism of choline to glycine. DMG is a solid, water-soluble substance. DMG should not be confused with TMG (trimethylglycine or betaine). TMG is involved in the methylation of homocysteine to form methionine.
Vitamin B15, also known as Pangamic Acid, is a controversial vitamin in America, and has been removed from the B-Complex supplements. Pangamic Acid is not available in the USA because the FDA took Pangamic Acid products off the market over two decades ago. However the FDA has been monitoring the wide range of medical conditions treated with B15 in other countries.
Russia has been the most progressive country using B15, believing it to be a very important nutrient treating a multitude of symptoms and diseases. Russian scientists have shown Pangamic Acid supplementation can reduce the buildup of lactic acid in athletes, and, thereby, lessen muscle fatigue and increase endurance. Hum, do you think this vitamin might assist with Fibromyalgia?
B15 is used regularly in Russia for many health issues, including:
– Drug addiction
– Aging and senility
– Minimal brain damage in children
– Heart disease
– High blood pressure; diabetes
– Skin diseases
– Liver disease
– Chemical poisonings
Dimethyl glycine (DMG) has been used in the United States as a substitute for B15 because it is believed to increase Pangamic Acid production in the body. Dimethyl glycine combines with gluconic acid to form Pangamic Acid. DMG is considered the active component of Pangamic Acid.
Pangamic Acid is found in:
– Whole grains such as brown rice
– Brewer’s yeast
– Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
– Apricot kernels
– Beef blood