Vitamin B13 is manufactured by the body by intestinal flora.
As present time, not much is really known about this “vitamin”.
Why do you need Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid)?
We do have some idea, however, of the role vitamin B13 (Orotic) does play.
- Orotic acid is a vital vitamin for:
- Metabolization of folic acid and vitamin B12
- May assist the absorption calcium and magnesium
- May assist the absorption of essential nutrients
- Aids in the production of genetic material
Conditions Related to Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid) Deficiency
The following are some conditions that may have been due to Vitamin B13 induced deficiency due to chronic imbalance of intestinal flora (although the actual list is still unknown because of lack of “research”):
- Recovery after a heart attack
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic hepatitis
- Prevent liver related complications
- Premature aging
Not available for supplementation. However, besides made by intestinal flora, Vitamin B13 (orotic acid) is also found in root vegetables such as: carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, and garlic.
Other Uses of Orotic Acid
The salts of orotic acid are called orotates. These orotates were found to be extremely successful as “mineral carriers”, which increases the bioavailability of the mineral such as calcium, magnesium, lithium and potassium.
A West German physician, Dr. Hans Nieper, who specialized in treating cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis, discovered that orotates, aspartates, and 2-AEP allow for better body absorption of minerals.