Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

Who needs it?

Vitamin B5 participates in energy production, controls fat metabolism .Necessary for the brain and nerves. Helps synthesize steroid (anti-stress) hormones. Supports skin and hair health.

Signs of deficiency

Muscle tremors and cramps, apathy, poor concentration, burning feet, heel tenderness ,nausea and vomiting , lack of energy, exhaustion after mild physical exertion , anxiety and tension , bruxism.

How much ?

RDA (recommended daily intake) 6 mg
OPN (optimal daily intake) 100 mg


Not known if the dose does not exceed 100 times the RDA (600 mg)

Recommended Products

Mushrooms (2mg) ,watercress (0.10 mg) ,broccoli (0.10 mg), alfalfa sprouts (0.56 mg) ,peas (0.75 mg) ,lentils (1.36 mg),tomatoes (0.33 mg),cabbage(0.21 mg), celery (0.40 mg),strawberries(0.34 mg) , eggs (1.5 mg) ,pumpkin (0.16 mg) , avocado ( 1.07 mg) ,wheat (1.1 mg)


Other vitamins of Group B. Biotin and folic acid help in the absorption of vitamin B5. It is best to take with food.


Stress, alcohol , tea, coffee .Digested by heating foods.

Patrick Holford" the new Bible of optimal nutrition " P. 477 book publisher (medical research and Consulting Center)