VITAMIN B5(Pantothenic Acid)

It is considered to be as an “ANTI-STRESS” vitamin due to the adrenal hormones produced by the body that relieved stress.

FUNCTIONS/BENEFITS:
– essential in energy production, carbohydrates, proteins and fats metabolism
– essential in synthesis of hemoglobin, antibodies, adrenals and sex hormones.
– important in human growth and reproduction.
– enhances body stamina, endurance and performance.
– reduces the toxic effects of antibiotics and detoxify the body.
– lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
– prevents premature aging of the skin.
– prevents graying of hair.
– relieves menopausal symptoms.
– aids in alleviating symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
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DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
– depression
– heart problems
– muscle crams
– paresthesia
– retarded growth
– skin abnormalities

 

 

 

VITAMIN B5 sources

VITAMIN B5 sources

FOOD SOURCES:
– lean meat
– fish
– liver
– beans
– peanuts
– wheat germ
– whole grain
– cereals
– corn
– brewer’s yeast
– eggs
– cheese
– green vegetables

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