Check out our simple guide to Vitamin B5 and see the featured suppliers at the foot of the page :
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
|Important for :
||Production of adrenal hormones; formation of antibodies; conversion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into energy; improving resistance to stress; helping vitamin utilization; producing neurotransmitters; prevention of anaemia.
||The richest sources are; beef; brewers yeast; eggs; fresh vegetables; greens; liver; mushrooms; nuts; pork; saltwater fish; whole rye flour; and whole wheat.
|Possible deficiency symptoms :
||Tingling sensations in the hands; painful and burning feet; nausea and headaches; dizzy spells; restlessness.
|Hinders maximum absorption :
||Antibiotics, tea, coffee, contraceptive pills and alcohol all hinder absorption by the body.
|Additional Information :
||May be useful in helping depression and anxiety and are best taken with food.
Known as the 'anti-stress vitamin'