Pantothenic Acid

Definition of Pantothenic Acid:

A B-complex vitamin necessary for the normal functioning of the adrenal gland, which directly affects growth.  It is also essential for the formation of fatty acids.  As a coenzyme, it participates in the utilization of riboflavin and in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

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Addictions / Addictive Tendencies

...the condition
“...Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) helps reduce stress and supports the adrenal glands...”

Alfalfa

...as a treatment
“...Powdered Alfalfa contains vitamins A, B-1, B-6, B-12, C, E, & K-1, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid and many essential and nonessential amino acids...”
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Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic acid supplementation may reduce allergic reactions, especially allergic rhinitis...”

Biotin

...as a treatment
“...Biotin also assists in the synthesis and utilization of Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), and protein...”

Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...Other treatments include ... Dietary supplements – Taking certain combinations of dietary supplements may alleviate bruxism; pantothenic acid, magnesium, and calcium are mentioned on dietary supplement websites...”
...relationship to Calcium Requirement
“...Of these, 16 took calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), iodine, and vitamin E...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Until further research is done, the best strategy may involve taking the following on a daily basis: magnesium, calcium and pantothenic acid...”

Indoor Allergies

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic acid supplementation may reduce allergic reactions, especially allergic rhinitis...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Key nutrients to aid adrenal function include vitamin C, B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6, zinc, and magnesium...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“To enhance acetylcholine levels take pantothenic acid 100mg daily...”

Neuritis/Neuropathy

...relationship to Vitamin B-Complex Requirement
“Deficiencies of several B-vitamins (B1, B2, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12) can cause or contribute to neuritis...”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...The disorder has been helped when vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and pantothenic acid have been given together...”
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Osteoarthritis

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Low pantothenic acid levels are implicated in the development of human osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as whole blood pantothenic acid levels have been reported to be lower in rheumatoid...”

Pantethine

...as a treatment
“Pantethine is the stable (dimer) form of pantetheine, the active form of pantothenic acid, which in turn is the basic component of coenzyme A (CoA)...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic acid improves healing by encouraging the migration of cells into the wounded area, thus establishing epithelialization [Weimann et al...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Low pantothenic acid levels are implicated in the development of human osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as whole blood pantothenic acid levels have been reported to be lower in rheumatoid...”

Sulfur Requirement

...the condition
“...Vitamin B1, biotin, and pantothenic acid also contain small amounts of sulfur...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...Niacin, along with pantothenic acid, is proving helpful in treating arthritis...”

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Pantothenic acid is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract...”

Vitamin B-Complex

...as a treatment
“...B-vitamins are part of a family that includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12)...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...The eight vitamins are thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12), folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin...”

Vitamin Pantothenic Acid Requirement

...the condition
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is required for release of energy from food; it helps in the functioning of the adrenal gland and in the formation of antibodies...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...A high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement (especially B6, B12, folate, pantothenic acid, C, zinc, selenium, chromium, and manganese) can be an important starting point...”
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