Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5, called Pantothenic acid, is one of the most important vitamins as it is needed to form blood cells and help convert the food you eat into energy.

Situations in which vitamin/mineral should be added

Doctors may recommend supplementation with vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) for individuals with the following conditions:
  1. Pantothenic acid deficiency where oral pantothenic acid is contraindicated.
  2. Skin damage caused by radiation therapy (radiation dermatitis).
  3. High levels of fats in the blood because pantothenic acid helps break down fats.
  4. Heart disease: It has an antioxidant effect that reduces inflammation, found in the early stages of heart disease.

Symptoms of Vitamin B5 deficiency

Symptoms of a vitamin B5 deficiency may include:
  1. Headache.
  2. Fatigue.
  3. irritability and restlessness;
  4. troubled sleep.
  5. Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps.
  6. Numbness or burning in the hands or feet.
  7. Muscle spasms.
Symptoms and risks in case of an overdose of vitamin B5

Symptoms and risks in case of an overdose of vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is one of eight of the group of B vitamins. All of the B vitamins help convert the food eaten into energy. This group is also necessary for:
  1. Get healthy skin.
  2. Get healthy hair.
  3. Important for eye health.
  4. Essential for the functions of the nervous system and liver.
  5. Have a healthy digestive system.
  6. Manufacture of red blood cells.
  7. Manufacture of sex hormones in the adrenal glands.


Pantothenic acid, calcium pantothenate and panthenol can get them without prescription compounds in various cosmetics, vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin B5 sources

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is found in each of the following:
  1. vegetables.
  2. Grains.
  3. Food that comes from animals.
  4. Liver and kidneys.
  5. Fish.
  6. Yolk.
  7. Wheat seeds.
  8. Royal Jelly.
The dose is usually 4-7 milligrams per day.

Recommended daily dose Vitamin B5

1.7 - 5 milligrams

1.7 - 5 milligrams

Pregnant milligrams
6 - 7

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