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Calcium Pantothenate (Pantothenic Acid)

Calcium Pantothenateis (aka Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid) is a B-complex vitamin, a white, odorless powder with a sweetish taste and bitter aftertaste. Pantothenic acid occurs everywhere in plant and animal tissue. The richest source is liver. Rice bran and molasses are also good sources. B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning that the body does not store them.

All B vitamins help the body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which used by the body for energy. These B complex vitamins also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver and also help the nervous system function properly.

Vitamin B5 is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells as well as sex and stress-related hormones produced in the adrenal glands. Vitamin B5 is also important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and helps the body metabolize other vitamins. Vitamin B5 is also needed for the body to synthesize cholesterol. A derivative of pantothenic acid called pantethine is being studied to see if it may help lower cholesterol levels.

Fresh meats, vegetables, and whole unprocessed grains have more vitamin B5 than refined, canned, and frozen food. The best sources are brewer's yeast, corn, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, avocado, legumes, lentils, egg yolks, beef, organ meats such as liver and kidney, turkey, duck, chicken, milk, split peas, peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, whole-grain breads and cereals, lobster, wheat germ, and salmon.

Vitamin B5 is sold individually under the names pantothenic acid and calcium pantothenate. It's available in a variety of forms including tablets, softgels, and capsules. Recommended daily intakes of dietary vitamin B5:

Infants birth - 6 months: 1.7 mg
Infants 6 months - 1 year: 1.8 mg
Children 1 - 3 years: 2 mg
Children 4 - 8 years: 3 mg
Children 9 - 13 years: 4 mg
Adolescents 14 - 18 years: 5 mg
19 years and older: 5 mg
Pregnant females: 6 mg
Breastfeeding women: 7 mg
Supplements with this ingredient:
None (for now)

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