Pantothenic Acid, sometimes called Panthenol or Vitamin B5, is one of the B complex vitamins.
It is also known as the "anti-stress" vitamin.
How Pantothenic can help
Helps convert carbohydrates, fats and protein into energy
Aids in the utilization of vitamins
Improves the body's resistance to stress
Helps in the building of body cells
Helps maintain normal development of the central nervous system
Helps maintain normal adrenal gland function
Helps maintain normal digestive processes
Fights infections by building antibodies
Symptoms of deficiency may include
Painful & burning feet, skin abnormalities, retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances
Natural food sources
Eggs, liver, kidney, saltwater fish, pork, beef, chicken, milk,; potatoes, brewers yeast, whole wheat, peas, beans, fresh vegetables
Although Pantothenic Acid is found in a wide variety of foods, some examples are given above. However, significant amounts are lost when the food is processed, canned, frozen, cooked or refined, as in sugar or wheat flour. About 50% of Pantothenic Acid in grain is lost in the milling process.
It must also be noted that unlike niacin, thiamin and riboflavin, this; member of the B-complex group is not added to enrich white flour.
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