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what exactly is pangamic acid? is it a vitamin and do we really need it?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Controversial supp: Pangamic acid is a natural substance found in some foods.It is called Vitamin B15 by some but not officially recognized as a vitamin by most authorities as they do not believe it to be an essential nutrient.It's used in Russia to treat a wide variety of health issues (including high LDL) but is banned as a supplement in the US despite lack of any evidence it's toxic. See http://tinyurl.com/onuhcdf
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