Grandma's Vitamin B5
Pantothenic Acid Guide

Vitamin B5 is also known as "the anti-stress vitamin," Pantothenic Acid plays a role in the production of the adrenal hormones and the formation of antibodies, aids in vitamin utilization, and helps to convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy.

Vitamin B5 is required by all cells in the body and is concentrated in the organs. Pantothenic Acid is also involved in the production of neurotransmitters.

This B Vitamin is an essential element of coenzyme A, a vital body chemical involved in many necessary metabolic functions.

Pantothenic Acid is also a stamina enhancer and prevents certain forms of anemia. It is needed for normal functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract and may be helpful in treating depression and anxiety.

A deficiency of Pantothenic Acid may cause:

  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • tingling in the hands

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Natural Sources of Vitamin B5
Pantothenic Acid

The following Foods contain Pantothenic Acid

  • beef
  • brewer's yeast
  • eggs
  • fresh vegetables
  • kidney
  • legumes
  • liver
  • mushrooms
  • nuts
  • port
  • royal jelly
  • saltwater fish
  • torula yeast
  • whole rye flour
  • whole wheat


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