Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid


• Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin

• food metabolism and release of energy for cellular function Alt Med

• vital for biosynthesis of hormones Alt Med

• some refer to it as one of the vitamins for dry skin because it promotes healthy skin and nerves - stimulates adrenal glands, increasing production of adrenal hormones such as cortisone Nutr Alm 53

• vital for support of the adrenal glands Alt Med

• essential for synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and fatty acids Nutr Alm 53

• assists B2 – Riboflavin

• sometimes referred to as one of the stress vitamins because helps body deal with stress

• 1/3rd lost in cooking meat

Before• about ½ of Vitamin B5 is lost by milling flour; germ and outer layers of grains are removed in making all white and "enriched" flours; more than 80% of magnesium is lost in this process; so milling companies try to put some of these nutrients back in - hence the use of the misleading word "enriched" on their packaging

• B5 reduces toxic effects of some antibiotics Nutr Alm 54


No RDA. AI is:

• Adults 5 mg/day

• Teens 5 mg/day

• Children 1-4 years 2 mg/day; 4+ years 3 mg/day

Dosage by Supplements

Most sources indicate it is safe at up to 100mg/day for adults. Recommended as d-Calcium Pantothenate:

• Adults 90 mg/day

• Teens 30 mg/day

• Children 1-4 years 5 mg/day; 4+ years 10 mg/day


• no known toxic effects

• but large doses should be avoided

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