Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid

Vitamins B5 is also known as pantothenic acid.  It aids in developing cells and maintaining normalcy of these central nervous system. It boosts the production of cortisone, as well as other adrenal hormones. It converts fats and sugars to energy, all the while protecting the body from physical stress and mental stress.  It also provides protection against toxins and boosts energy.

A diet lacking of pantothenic acid can result in graying hair, hair loss, skin disorders, blood and stomach disorders, hypoglycemia, depression and chronic fatigue.

Foods that Contain Vitamin B5

Foods containing vitamin B5 include: whole grains, cereals, beans, green leafy vegetables, peas, eggs yolks, and peanuts should be added to everyone’s diet in moderation. Moderation is always key to healthy living.

Therapeutically pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is used to treat low blood pressure, low blood sugar and insomnia.

The minimum daily requirement of vitamin B5 is estimated between 30 to 50 mg.