Vitamin B5 is a water soluble vitamin. It is also known as Pantothenic acid. It was discovered by Roger .J. Williams in the year 1919. Vitamin B5 is needed in the formation of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Vitamin B5 is also called anti-stress vitamin.
Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic acid helps in the activation of the adrenal glands.
A derivative of the Pantothenic acid called Pantethine helps to lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Vitamin B5 is also called anti-stress vitamin. It also helps in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
The two substances namely co-enzyme A and acyl carrier protein which form parts of Vitamin B5 plays an important role in the release of energy.
Vitamin B5 is also essential in the production of antibodies which protects the body from infections.
Vitamin B5 also helps synthesize red blood cells in the body.
Vitamin B5 is also called anti-stress vitamin because it boosts the activities of the immune system and also build up your body to resist stressful conditions.
Vitamin B5 has a greater effect on wound healing especially in surgery.
Vitamin B5 is also used in cosmetics.
Vitamin B5 has a larger impact on weight management.
The deficiency of vitamin B5 in the body can cause fatigue, difficulty in sleeping, headache and nausea.
Vitamin B5 deficiency also results in hypoglycemia.
The irritation of the skin and loss of hair are also caused due to this deficiency.
No recommended dosage is specified.
There are no serious side effects for high dosage intake of vitamin B5 upto 10mg.
Digestive disturbances and water retention occurs when the dosage exceeds 10mg per day.