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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.
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As can be seen from the table, the initial mean values of glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), S-adenosylmethionine (SAM), and four of the folate vitamers were significantly different from their laboratory reference values.
However, the good news is that another form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (a different B6 vitamer), offers anti-glycation benefits that scientific studies suggest may have similar properties as pyridoxamine plus better inhibitory effects against lipid glycation.
For example, Erin Silva, MS, RD, registered dietitian and technical marketing manager, Vitamer Labs, Irvine, CA, says, "Manufacturers need to keep current with the trends--but at the same time, invest only in science-based products.
Concentrations and percentage distributions for each thiamine vitamer are listed in Table 2.
Encore is vigorously pursuing the use of this vitamer, specifically in conditions related to disordered sodium excretion (e.g.
We tested linearity at concentrations greater than and less than endogenous vitamer concentrations (see the experimental section in the online Data Supplement).
Determination of the BZ vitamer flavin adenine dinucleotide in whole blood by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorometric detection.
All vitamer calibrators were checked (using this assay) for the presence of other vitamin [B.sub.6] or vitamin [B.sub.2] forms.
Results from this study showed a wide range of values for the [B.sub.6] vitamer and metabolite content of the specimen.
In human plasma, vitamin [B.sub.6] vitamer concentrations are low unless the person takes supplements containing vitamin [B.sub.6] (6).
Additionally, different types of anticoagulants have been used for the preparation of plasma, and this may influence sample stability and relative vitamer concentrations (27).