Vitamin B5

Overview

+

SOURCE
California, USA
FORM
Pantothenic Acid + Calcium Pantothenate
FOUND IN
Shiitake mushrooms, wild caught salmon, avocados, lean chicken breast, broccoli, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes

Fast Fact

+

Vitamin B5 is necessary for making blood cells, making it one of the most important vitamins to sustain human life.

Especially Important For

+

People with asthma*, ADHD*, alcoholism*, Celiac Disease*, rheumatoid arthritis* and/or thinning hair.*

Benefits

+

Acne buster*
Cholesterol balancer*
Skin rejuvenator*
Energy booster*
Libido enhancer*
Hair growth promoter*
Immunity booster*
Nervous system reinforcer*
Stress buster*

Why it's important for overall health

You need vitamin B5 to synthesize and metabolize fats, proteins and coenzyme A. Coenzyme A converts foods into fatty acids and cholesterol and is needed to deliver chemical messages inside our cells. Your liver needs coenzyme A to metabolize drugs and toxins safely.

Vitamin B5 helps maintain a healthy digestive system and assists your body in using other B complex vitamins like B2.

When used with other B vitamins, B5 can also be an effective stress reducer.

Some studies suggest it even promotes healthier skin, hair and eyes.


Evidence-based claims, or bust

VITAMINS AND HORMONES

Pantothenic acid in health and disease.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE REVIEW

Nutritional and botanical interventions to assist with the adaptation to stress.

NUTRITION RESEARCH

Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B(5) used as a nutritional supplement, favorably alters low-density lipoprotein cholesterol metabolism in low- to moderate-cardiovascular risk North American subjects: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation.

VASCULAR HEALTH AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, favorably alters total, LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in low to moderate cardiovascular risk subjects eligible for statin therapy: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Synthesis of pantothenic acid cofactors.

THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY

A novel cosmetic approach to treat thinning hair.

Hydrate your inbox

High standards for hydration. Higher standards for emails: zero sugar, zero calories, zero spam.

You have successfully subscribed!