Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
as "the anti-stress vitamin," pantothenic acid plays a role in the
production of the adrenal hormones and the formation of antibodies, aids in
vitamin utilization, and helps to convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into
energy. It is required by all cells in the body and is concentrated in the
organs. It is also involved in the production of neurotransmitters.
This vitamin is an essential element of coenzyme A, a vital body chemical
involved in many necessary metabolic functions. Pantothenic acid is also a
stamina enhancer and prevents certain forms of anemia. It is needed for
normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and may be helpful in treating
depression and anxiety. Pantothenic acid is also needed for proper
functioning of the adrenal glands.
Symptoms of Deficiency: Fatigue, headache, nausea, and tingling in
Eight (8) B's and their benefits:
B3 (Niacin, Nicotinic Acid,
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