Vitamin B5

Overview

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 When

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

Benefits

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

Why it's important

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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