💊 Chemical information
The name pangamic acid has been applied variously to gluconic acid 6-[bis(diisopropylamino)acetate] (C20H40N2O8= 436.5), gluconic acid, 6-ester with N,N-dimethylglycine (C10H19NO8= 281.3), gluconic acid, 6-ester with N,N-diisopropylglycine (C14H27NO8= 337.4), and a substance or mixture of substances isolated from apricot kernels and rice bran. It has also been known as ‘vitamin B15’ although there is no evidence that pangamic acid is a vitamin. Preparations containing the vasoactive substance di-isopropylammonium dichloroacetate have sometimes been described as pangamic acid or ‘vitamin B15’. There is much uncertainty about the identity of products sold in health food stores as ‘vitamin B15’, pangamic acid, or sodium or calcium pangamate and different brands have been reported to have completely different compositions. Claims for the activity of pangamic acid as a promotor of tissue oxygenation and its alleged value in numerous disorders have not been substantiated.
Arg.: B15†; Ger.: Oyo†; Port.: Desfatigan; Pulsor. Multi-ingredient: Mex.: B1-12-15; Spain: Policolinosil.
Published May 08, 2019.