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The Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid page provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid

Benefits And Uses For Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid:

Assists the body in converting fats, carbohydrates and proteins to energy.  Corrects post-surgical gastrointestinal paralysis. 

Deficiency Symptoms Of Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid:

Since B-5 is widely available in the food supply, few deficiencies have been reported.  Fatigue, headaches, nausea, fainting, infection, depression and muscle weakness can be associated with deficiency.  

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid:

Considered non-toxic even in very in high doses.  10-20 grams can produce diarrhea.

Foods High In Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid:

Beef, yeast, eggs, fresh vegetables, organ meats, legumes, nuts, fish, some grains.

Supplements Of Vitamin B-5 Pantothenic Acid:

Because of the high natural availability, supplementation is unnecessary but natural multi-vitamins or B complex vitamins usually include all you need.

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