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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) is an important coenzyme involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Benefits

– Relieves stress and fatigue.
– Used in the body to form Vitamin D.
– Releases food energy.

People that are under prolonged stress, substance abusers, pregnant or breastfeeing women, people that have undergone recent surgery and those who workout are the most likely to benefit from this vitamin.

Sources

You can find Pantothenic Acid in common foods such as bananas, broccoli, meat, eggs, lentils, milk, oranges and whole grain products.

Special Considerations

You should consult your doctor on your recommended daily intake if you have hemophilia.

Deficiency

Deficiency in Pantothenic Acid results in excessive fatigue, sleeping problems, nausea and dermatitis.  It is rare to be deficient in Vitamin B5, and the above symptoms may actually indicate deficiency in another B vitamin.

Recommended Daily Intake

The recommended daily intake for men, women, pregnant, and breastfeeding women is 5mg per day.


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