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Vitamin B15 | Health Benefits | Deficiency

Is vitamin B15 really vitamin?


Vitamin B15 or pangamic acid belongs to the B complex, and it’s one of the water-soluble vitamins.

During the fifties of the last century, vitamin B15 was extracted from the apricot’s kernel, and liver of cattle. 

Vitamin B15 was isolated, confirmed its chemical structural formula, but still is an ongoing debate about the need of the organism for this vitamin. 

Many scientists are in a dilemma whether it is necessary to add vitamin B15 in diet, because he hasn’t got targeted effects on the body. 

It is considered that he is desirable, but not essential, as is the case with other B-group vitamins.

What are the main sources of vitamin B15 in food?


Since foods of plant origin, vitamin B15 is located in:

- Beer yeast
- Integral rice
- Seeds
- Whole grains
- The core of fruits kernel
- Melon and Watermelon
- Nuts

Since foods of animal origin, vitamin B15 is mainly found in the liver and blood of animals.

Vitamin B15 is very sensitive to high temperature and brightness. Cooking food destroys this vitamin.

The recommended daily dose of vitamin B15 is 50 - 150 mg per day.


Health Benefits of Vitamin B15

Vitamin B15 is very sensitive to high temperature and brightness. Cooking food destroys this vitamin


- A precursor in the creation of amino acid methionine

- Participates in cellular respiration and metabolism of cells

- Enhances circulation and oxygenation of tissues

- It feeds the heart muscle and the brain

- Antioxidant

- Improves the function of the liver and affects the process of detoxification of the body

- Reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood

- Used in the treatment of asthma and rheumatism

- It was applied in children with autism and nerve disorders

- Neutralize the operation of ethyl alcohol and is used in the treatment of a hangover

- Encourages a better immune response

Contraindication to the use of vitamin B15 is glaucoma. Diabetics need to be careful in the use of vitamin B15.


Symptoms of vitamin B15 deficiency


- Fatigue
- Disability
- Irritability
- Nervous disorders
- Diseases of the endocrine system
- Lack of oxygen to the tissues and organs
- Complications of the cardiovascular system
- Premature aging of the whole organism 

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