Vitamin B5

/Pantothenic acid/


Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for bodily functions. It plays a crucial role in the formation and breakdown of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. It also helps to produce energy, promote healthy digestion, strengthen the immune system, and maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.



Vitamin B5 helps to produce coenzyme A (CoA), which is crucial for a number of biochemical reactions in the body. CoA is involved in the formation and breakdown of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and proteins, and also helps to produce energy from food. It also plays an important role in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy body and mind.

How much Vitamin B5 should you eat in a day?

There is no recommendations from NNR.

Vulnerable groups of Vitamin B5 deficiency

While a deficiency in vitamin B5 is rare in most population groups, certain groups may be more susceptible to a deficiency, such as:

Individuals with chronic alcoholism
Individuals with stomach or intestinal problems.

Signs of Vitamin B5 deficiency

A deficiency in vitamin B5 is rare, but if it occurs, it can lead to a range of symptoms such as:

Diarrhea/stomach pain

The vitamin that can be found everywhere in everything

Vitamin B5 got its name from the Greek word "pantos," meaning "everywhere," because it is found in a wide variety of foods and is necessary for many bodily functions. The vitamin is also known as the "anti-stress" vitamin because it helps combat stress and improve the body's response to stress.