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 B5 is the cure for acne. If you eat raw fruits and vegetables high in B5, 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) – Name Brands: None yet for this page.  

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