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Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Functions of vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)


·         Plays an important role in the secretion of hormones from the adrenal gland

·         Participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein (amino acids)

·         Aids in the better utilization of other vitamins

·         Helps in cell building and the development of the central nervous system

·         Improves the body’s resistance to stress

·         Helps to fight allergies and infections by building antibodies

·         Are beneficial in the maintenance of healthy skin and muscles


Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)


·         May lead to frequent infections

·         Painful and burning feet

·         Skin abnormalities

·         Sleep disturbances and neurological disorders including numbness

·         Digestive disturbances, vomiting and stomach stress

·         Muscle weakness

·         Biological changes include increased insulin sensitivity

People with an increased risk of vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) deficiency


·         People under stress

·         Those prone to allergies

·         Drinkers

·         People eating many refined foods


Food sources of vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)


·         Organ meats

·         Eggs

·         Fish

·         Poultry

·         Soybeans

·         Lentils

·         Split peas

·         Avocado

·         Mushrooms

·         Sweet potatoes

·         Whole wheat


Best results if used with:


·         B group vitamins

·         Vitamin A, C and E



Recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)


·         Adult male                           5 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)

·         Adult female                        5 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)

·         Children (under 8)                 3 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)


Biozest supply vitamin B-5         2.8 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink



Toxicity symptoms of vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)


·         It does not appear to be toxic in high dosage, although diarrhea, digestive disturbances and water retention have been reported on dosage exceeding 10 grams a day


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