Vitamin B5

Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine, or otherwise known as Vitamin B5 is a very beneficial vitamin for the human body.

Some benefits are:

  • clear up acne.
  • increase stamina
  • helps create red blood cells
  • helps properly utilize all other vitamins
  • reduces some forms of anemia
  • cures and prevents arthritis
  • helps the gastrointestinal tract
  • heals wounds
  • helps create adrenal hormone
  • lowers cholesterol
  • lowers triglyceride
  • slows biochemical process, which means extends your life
  • converts fats, carbs, and protein to energy
  • improves immune system
  • helps treating depression
  • helps treating anxiety
  • helps prevent hair loss and graying

One may wonder then, how can I recognize that my body is low in B5.

Some signs are:

  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • tingling or numbness in hands
  • tingling or numbness in feet
  • headaches

Realizing that one may want some vitamin B5, one would naturally wonder how do get get B5 naturally from foods.

Some sources are:

Meet

  • beef (organic)
  • fish
  • poultry
  • pork

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • cauliflower
  • split peas
  • lentils
  • legumes
  • sweet potatoes
  • oranges
  • strawberries

Grains

  • yeast (brewer’s and torula)
  • brown rice
  • whole wheat
  • whole rye flour
  • buckwheat flour
  • oatmeal
  • sunflower seeds
  • soybeans

Other

  • dairy
  • eggs
  • molasses
  • pecans
  • peanuts

As noticeable, a lot of foods are rich in Vitamin B5, but taking supplements are also an option. One should be weary though, for to much can cause harm. Take heed of the following warnings:

  • doses over 300mg per day should be supervised by a practitioner
  • several grams a day can cause diarrhea and upset stomach

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