Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid)
Vitamin B13 is manufactured by the body’s intestinal flora.
At present time, there is not a lot known about Vitamin B13.
Why do you need Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid)?
Although there is not a lot of information about Vitamin B13, we do have some idea as to the roles Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid) plays.
Orotic acid is vital for:
- Metabolization of folic acid and vitamin B12
- May assist in the absorption of calcium and magnesium
- May assist in the absorption of essential nutrients
- May aid in the production of genetic material
- May aid in recovery from a heart attack
- May prevent liver related complications
Conditions Related to Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid) Deficiency
The following are some conditions that may be related to a Vitamin B13 deficiency resulting from a chronic imbalance of intestinal flora (although a complete and accurate list is still unknown due to a lack of “research”):
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic hepatitis
- Premature aging
Not available for supplementation. However, in addition to being produced by the body’s 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, and have been found to be extremely successful “mineral carriers.” Mineral carriers increase the bioavailability of minerals 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.