Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

What Vitamin-B5 is: Vitamin-B5 is also Water Soluble & is Not Stored in Human Body (regular Intake via Diet is Necessary). It Plays following important roles in the body:

  • Production of RBC’s in the body,
  • Production of ‘Reproductive & Adrenaline Related Hormones’ in the body (It is also called Anti-Stress Vitamin),
  • Maintaining an Healthy Digestive Health,
  • Helps using Other Vitamins in The Body (especially B2),
  • Helps body synthesise good cholesterol in the body,
  • Synthesis of Coenzyme-A & Metabolising Proteins, Carbohydrates & fats.

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin-B5: Usually Doesn’t happen but if it does it is due Improper Diet and/or side-effects of Modern Development/s.

Vitamin-B5 Deficiency may lead to:

  • Fatigue, Insomnia, Nausea, Acidity, Upper Respiratory Infections;
  • B5 combined with Vitamin-C may aid in recovery in skin related ailments & maintaining good skin health,
  • Studies have pointed to lower levels of B5 in people suffering from arthritis,

Rich Source of Vitamin-B5: Available in wide variety of stuff but processing does destroys B5.

Plant Sources:           Fresh Vegetables, Whole Unprocessed Grains, Corn, Cauliflower, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Legumes, Lentils, Peanuts, Sweet Potatoes, Whole Grain Cereals, Wheat Germ, Dried Mushrooms.

Fruit Sources:            Pine-Apple

Animal Sources:        A-2 Milk, Egg Yolk.

My View it is Best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.

Daily Recommended Values:

Adults:            Upto around 6-8 mg/Day.

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