B5 is water soluble and another family member of the B complex family. B5 helps in cell building, maintaining normal growth and development of the central nervous system. It is vital for the proper functioning of the adrenal glands. Essential for conversion of fat and sugar to energy. Necessary for synthesis of antibodies for utilisation of PABA and choline.
Function of vitamin B5
B5 is an aid in wound healing, it fights infection by building antibodies. Treats post operative shock. Prevents fatigue. Reduce adverse and toxic effects of many antibiotics. Lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
Foods rich in vitamin B5
Meat, whole grains, bran, kidney, liver, heart ,green vegetables, brewers yeast, nuts, chicken, unrefined molasses. Here is a full list of foods that contain B5, Pantothenic acid.
Signs of deficiency
Hypoglycaemia, duo dermal ulcers, blood and skin disorders.
Signs of excess
Recommended daily dosage
5 mg for adults
For full table of dosage in all age groups