Vitamin B-5, otherwise known as pantothenic acid, is a coenzyme involved in energy metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Great sources of this vitamin include eggs, nuts, and whole-wheat products.
How This Vitamin Works in Your Body:
Helps normal growth and development
Helps release food energy
Could hasten healing of wounds in animals
May relieve stress
May lessen fatigue
The following may benefit most from this supplement:
Those with increased nutritional needs
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Those under prolonged stress
Those having undergone recent surgery
People with vigorous physical activity levels
Where This Vitamin is Found:
Meats, all kinds
How to Use:
Liquid: the best form due to its high bioavailability and fast absorption. Always choose liquid as your first choice when supplementing your diet.
Recommended Daily Intakes
Men: 5 mg
Women: 5 mg
Pregnancy: 5 mg
Lactation: 5 mg
Consult your doctor if you have:
No problems should occur.
Keep within DRI. Always consult doctor during pregnancy.
Keep within DRI. Always consult doctor during lactation.
Heat and/or moisture may alter the vitamin. Refrigeration is recommended.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Symptoms include excessive fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, nausea or dermatitis. However, these symptoms are rare and if they occur, they may indicate other B vitamin deficiencies.
Reaction or effect : What to do
Diarrhea : Decrease dose. Refer to your doctor soon.
Interacts with : Combined effect
Levodopa : Vitamin may reduce effect of medicine.
Tobacco : Absorbs less of vitamin.