vitamer


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vitamer

 [vi´tah-mer]
one of multiple related chemical compounds possessing a given vitamin activity.

vi·ta·mer

(vī'tă-mĕr),
One of two or more similar compounds capable of fulfilling a specific vitamin function in the body; for example, niacin, niacinamide.

vitamer

(vī′tə-mər)
n.
One of two or more related chemical substances that fulfill the same specific vitamin function.

vi′ta·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.

vi·ta·mer

(vī'tă-mĕr)
One of two or more similar compounds capable of fulfilling a specific vitamin function in the body, e.g., niacin, niacinamide.

vitamer

a substance or compound that has vitamin activity.
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Vitamer, she says, offers biotin, alpha lipoic acid, whole psyllium husk and chromium.
For these 43 samples, concentrations of thiamine, TMP, and TDP were measured and total thiamine concentrations and the percentage distributions of the vitamers were calculated.
28) Basing their work on evidence that pyridoxamine could prevent development of kidney damage in experimental models of diabetes, scientists at the University of South Carolina hypothesized in 2003 that this B6 vitamer would provide similar benefits in experimental subjects that, while not diabetic, were obese.
patent in July of 2002, describing compositions comprised of individual vitamers of non-alpha tocopherols, e.
Chromatograms of a plasma and a whole-blood sample before and after addition of the riboflavin vitamers are shown in Fig.
6] vitamer concentrations before and after 3,14,28, and 84 days of treatment with PN (40 mg/day) in patients undergoing coronary angiography.
Additionally, different types of anticoagulants have been used for the preparation of plasma, and this may influence sample stability and relative vitamer concentrations (27).
Of the various E vitamers, delta-and gamma-tocotrienol were the most potent in reducing skin pigmentation and blemishes by inhibiting melan in synthesis.
The formulation supplies only the best-utilized B vitamin forms, or vitamers, substituting naturally fully active folate (as Quatrefolic[R] methyl-tetra-hydro-folate, or MTHF) for synthetic folic acid, and a generous amount of fully active B12 (as methylcobalamin).