Name (common): Vitamin B5

Synonyms: Pantothenic acid


General description:

Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is a water soluble vitamin. It is present in nearly all plant and animal foods. Despite being widely available in the diet it is unstable and sensitive to heating and freezing and also the milling of grains.  Good food sources include meat, egg yolks, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, broccoli and avocado.


Functions and general science:

Vitamin B5 has a role as a co-factor for enzymes involved in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins and is also needed for the synthesis of cholesterol and some hormones. It also has a key role in regulating the ability to cope with stress, due to it’s involvement in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.


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