Vitamin B5

Overview

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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

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

Especially Important For

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

Benefits

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Acne buster
Cholesterol balancer
Skin rejuvenator
Energy booster
Libido enhancer
Hair growth promoter
Immune 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.

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