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Health Information

Vitamin B5

(PANTOTHENIC ACID)

Recommended Dietary Intakes
3 - 7 mg is considered adequate.

This Vitamin Is Essential For

  • converting food to energy - stamina.

  • building red blood cells

  • making bile

  • the nervous system.

  • immune system - the healing of wounds (as a topically applied cream).

Sources

Organ meats, poultry, salmon and other salt water fish, wheat bran, brewer's yeast, brown rice, lentils, nuts, beans, corn, peas, fresh vegetables, legumes, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and eggs.

Comments

Excess pantothenic acid may cause diarrhoea. This vitamin can be stored in the liver. Applied topically in a shampoo, this vitamin can improve the condition of the hair.

Deficiency Can Cause

A deficiency in this vitamin is rare. However the likely signs are fatigue, headache, nausea and pins and needles in the hands. 

Please note, the B vitamins should be taken as a complex and not individually unless professionally recommended.