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One of two or more related chemical substances that fulfill the same specific vitamin function.

vi′ta·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) chem a chemical compound which exhibits vitamin activity
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Plant proteins and whole-food-based products are of interest, adds Jane Drinkwalter, vice president of sales for Vitamer Labs and VitaCeutical Labs, which are divisions of Irvine, Calif.
A relatively simple task is the differentiation of the various vitamer species of vitamin D.
Supplemental folic acid and total folate intakes were strongly, positively associated with circulating total folate and all vitamer levels.
A vitamer of a specific vitamin is a substance that has vitamin activity or functionality.
39) This is in contrast to alpha-tocopherol's negative link to cancer, marked by either no effect or mitigation of tocotrienol's functions; this E vitamer has also been associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Vitamer levels, stress Response, Enzyme activity and Gene regulation of Arabidopsis Lines mutant in the pyridoxine/pyridoxamine 5'phosphate oxidase (PDX3) and the pyridoxal kinase (SOS4) gene involed in the vitamin B6 salvage pathway.
6 put on shelves a food supplement named Natural Capillary Protector, manufactured by Vitamer.
A vitamer, a compound of a specific vitamin, is a substance that has vitamin activity or functionality.
A readily bioavailable folate vitamer, Metafolin is easily absorbed by the human body to ensure adequate uptake of the vital vitamin.
Vitamin B6 occurs as three vitamer forms based on the pyridine ring: pyridoxine is the most stable and found especially in plants, while pyridoxal and pyridoxamine are found mainly in animals; each vitamer can occur as a phosphorylated form.
Newly elected or re-elected to the 22-member board are suppliers Jane Drinkwalter, Vitamer Laboratories; Harvey Kamil, NBTY; John Haydock, Burt's Bees; Carilyn Anderson, Carlson Labs; and Peter Zambetti, Capsugel.