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Vitamin B5

Alternate Names

Calcium Pantothenate, Pantothenic Acid

Description

Also called Pantothenic Acid, it is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of fats and proteins. RDI is 5 mg/day for adult males and females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B5 - Quick Stats
Names

Calcium Pantothenate, Pantothenic Acid

Allergy Information

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Zinc

Tocopherol

Uses

Nutrient

Additional Information

Neither deficiencies nor toxicities have been reported. May help with symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Found in small quantities in most foods. High in meats and whole grains.



Found In

fresh meat, vegetables, brewer's yeast, corn, broccoli, avocado, peanuts, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, milk, chicken, organ meats, salmon

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

Unknown

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