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Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid

Vitamins

Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid

  • Required for carbohydrate metabolism, adrenal function, enzyme reactions, and production of fats, cholesterol, bile acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and red blood cells.
  • Deficiency is rare, except in malnutrition, and causes burning/tingling in hands and feet, fatigue, and headache.
  • Drugs that deplete vitamin B5: oral contraceptives, amitriptyline, imipramine, and desipramine.
  • Most people get adequate niacin from diet and/or a multivitamin.

  • Food Sources : Liver, kidney, egg yolk, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, chicken, beef, whole grains, legumes
  • Adequate Intake : (mg/day)*
    Men = 5
    Women = 5
    Pregnancy = 6
    Lactation = 7
  • Upper Limit : Not determined
  • Side Effects : No adverse effects known with food or supplements


  • Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
    Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
    Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
    Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
    Vitamin K
    Vitamin B2 Ribofl avin
    Vitamin E
    Folate Folic Acid
    Vitamin B1 Thiamine
    Vitamin A
    Biotin
    Vitamin D
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