Pantothenic acid

Health Benefits

This vitamin is known as the Anti Stress vitamin as it plays a role in the production of the adrenal hormones, relieving stress and fatigue. Vitamin B5 is necessary for proper function and health of the adrenal glands. It promotes the formation of antibodies and aids in vitamin utilization. Vitamin B5 also helps convert carbohydrates, proteins and fat into energy and is required by all cells in the body, its highest concentration is in the organs. Improves memory and is involved in the production of neurotransmitters, helpful in treating depression and anxiety. This vitamin is also very important for the normal healthy function of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). B5 Balances the immune system and reduces toxic effects of antibiotics and radiation. Vitamin B5 may be manufactured within the body by beneficial bacteria within the digestive tract.

Therapeutic Uses

Fatigue, depression, headache, nausea, tingling in the hands. Antagonists: Alkali’s (baking soda), high stress, acid (vinegar), cooking, freezing and processing of grains.

Dietary Sources

Starch Foods
Protein Foods
Protein Foods
Herbal Source

A Guide to Vitamins Found Naturally in Food

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