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Vitamin B5

You might have noticed that unlike other vitamins, there are actually many distinct characters within the B-vitamin family, each with their own characteristics.


Originally it was believed that there was only one vitamin B, however as time and research developed, we now understand them to be a group of distinct compounds.


In supplemental form, you can still find the b-vitamins working together in a complex or available on their own for their individual benefits.


Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) is involved in the production of adrenal hormones and antibodies and like the other B vitamins, it supports with the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It is also crucial for our nervous system as it is involved in the production of neurotransmitters.


It is needed in all body cells and helps the body to use vitamins effectively. It also an essential component to coenzyme A, which is a body chemical involved in lots of metabolic functions. It helps with energy by increasing stamina and can help prevent against some forms of anaemia.


Pantothenic acid is commonly used for supporting the gastrointestinal tract and for anxiety and depression, and also for proper functioning of the adrenal glands.


Deficiency:


May cause fatigue, irritability, headaches, tingling in hands, burning feet, depression, insomnia, stomach pain, muscle weakness.


Food sources:


Avocado, beef, sunflower seeds, brewers yeast, eggs, kidney and liver, legumes, fresh vegetables, lobster, mushrooms, nuts, fish and whole rye and whole wheat flour.

Recommended For

Adrenal Fatigue , Anxiety , Stress

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