Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothethenic acid is necessary to form coenzyme-A which is used by the body to make carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Vitamin B5 –
- Supports the health of the adrenal gland
- Holds anti-stress properties
- Helps relieve OCD
- Helps alleviate symptoms of depression
- Helps create sexual stamina
- Helps muscles stay relaxed
- Helps relieve acne
- Relieves alcoholism
- Alleviates allergies
- Relieves the symptoms of asthma,
- Helps cure and prevent yeast infections
- Helps alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Maintains the health of the respiratory system
- Prevents colitis and celiac disease
- Prevents conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Wards off cystitis (bladder infections)
- May help prevent convulsions
- Helps detoxify alcohol in the body
You can become deficient in vitamin B5 if you are an alcoholic. Deficiency symptoms include stress, fatigue and depression.
Daily recommended allowance of Pantothenic acid to infants (1.8 Mg), children (2 – 4 Mg), adults (5 Mg), and pregnant women (7 Mg).
Studies suggest that extreme high doses of vitamin B5 may result in side effects such as mild stomach irritation, diarrhea, initial headache more serious side effects may include thinning hair or hair loss.
Foods that B5 include egg whites, salmon fish, dried almonds, liver and ham.
Did you know that –
- Most of us do not get enough B5 simply because it is completely destroyed by canning, freezing and most food preservation processes.
- In supplemental form it is also sometimes called synthetic calcium
- Using opiates or antibiotics in conjunction with supplemental B5 has led to allergic reactions for some people
- Topically it can be applied to relieve the pain of poison ivy
B5 is often included in anti-stress formulas be as it helps to revive overworked adrenal glands