VITAMIN B5 – PANTOTHENIC ACID

Function
Used by the body to manufacture antibodies, adrenal hormones (used during stressful times), energy and neurotransmitters (chemical transmitters). Vitamin B5 is used to treat depression and anxiety and is involved in metabolic activity.)

Natural Sources
Brewers yeast, legumes, whole wheat and whole rye flour, mushrooms, nuts and fresh vegetables.

RDA
100 mg

Deficiency Symptoms
Tingling sensation in the hands, headache, nausea, lethargy, muscle cramps and indigestion.

Overdose Symptoms

Interactions
Consult your nutritionally oriented doctor before supplementing with vitamin B5 if you are a hemophiliac. Pregnant or lactating women and children should use vitamin B5 according to label instructions. Tobacco may reduce the effect and absorption of vitamin B5.

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