Pangamic acid is a term used for many different chemicals. It was originally claimed to contain D-gluconodimethyl aminoacetic acid from apricot kernels.

There is no standard chemical identity for pangamic acid, so it's not clear how it works. Pangamic acid is also sometimes referred to as vitamin B15, but pangamic acid is not recognized as a vitamin.

People use pangamic acid for asthma, alcohol use disorder, high cholesterol, athletic performance, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using pangamic acid may also be unsafe.

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