Vitamin B5

Calcium pantothenate, Calcium pantothenate, VitaminB5
Calcium pantothenate also known as Calcium pantothenate is a water soluble vitamin. It is produced in the intestines by bacteria. Vitamin B5 is lost in cooking water and is destroyed by heat or freezing.  Acids and alkalis such as vinegar and baking soda also destroy this vitamin.Vitamin B5 is necessary has a role in various fuctions in our body:

  • Release of energy from carbohydrates.
  • Synthesis and degradation of fatty acids.
  • Other acetylation reactions.
  • Production of steroid hormones by Adrenal Glands.
  • Nervous system function.
  • Metabolism of Proteins, Fats and carbohydrates.
  • Skin Health.
  • Resistance to Stress.
  • It has role in preventing the side effects of other drugs.
  • It is said to have a role in preventing depression.

Vitamin B5 should be taken along with other B vitamins. It should also be combined with co- nutrients like manganese, sulphur, zinc and vitamin C.

Natural sources are: Egg yolks, Milk, Yoghurt, Cheese, Wheat germ, Nuts and Whole grains.