Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine)

Signs of Deficiency for Vitamin B–5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine):

  • Burning foot syndrome (numbness and shooting pains in the feet)
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Tingling in the hands

What Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine) Does:

  • Acne help (Note: There is a lot of information these days on how Vitamin B-5 is the cure for acne. If you eat raw fruits and vegetables high in B-5, this may well be, but if you want a kick-butt treatment for acne that helps even the worst cases, you’ll want to make an appointment so I can set you up with a bottle or two of Professional Complementary Health Formulations Bacterial Immune System Stimulator drops. They are AWESOME!)
  • Aids in vitamin utilization
  • Aids in the manufacture of red blood cells
  • Beneficial effect in the manufacture of adrenal hormones
  • Encourages the healing of wounds
  • Helps to convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy
  • Improves immune response
  • Involved in the production of neurotransmitters
  • Life extension, slows biochemical processes
  • Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • May prevent hair loss and graying of hair
  • May be helpful in treating depression and anxiety
  • Needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Prevents and treats arthritis
  • Prevents certain forms of anemia
  • Stamina enhancer  

FOOD SOURCES for Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine): 

  • Beef
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Cauliflower
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Lentils
  • Molasses
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Oranges
  • Organ meats
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Royal jelly
  • Soybeans and products
  • Split peas
  • Strawberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Whole rye flour
  • Whole wheat
  • Yeast, brewers and torula

Other Sources of Vitamin B–5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine) –

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Cautions & Comments about Vitamin B–5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine)

  • No known toxicity, although doses over 300 mg. per day should be supervised by a practitioner
  • Some people report stomach upsets at doses higher that 10 grams
  • Very large amounts (several grams a day) can cause diarrhea

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