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Vitamin B5

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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.
Sources : 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'

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