Vitamin B5 plays many important roles within the body. Vitamin B5 helps make red blood cells and hormones that are needed for the body to properly function. It is also responsible for converting carbohydrates and fats into energy for the body. An increase in antibodies is also a result of having enough Vitamin B5 and having increased antibodies helps us to fight off illness and stress.

Pantethine is a direct derivative of vitamin B5. When this derivative is combined with the ingredient sulfur it helps to increase the value of the vitamin B5 and gives it a few new benefits that would not be found in B5 alone. Pantethine helps our bodies increase the amount of Co-enzyme A that is made. Co-enzyme A has its own nutritional qualities and benefits including helping with metabolizing fats, carbs and amino acids. Without this important nutrient our bodies would suffer greatly. Therefore pantethine is an important part of the chain link effect located throughout out body.

Another benefit of consuming pantethine is its added support for the cardiovascular system as well as its great uses for improving circulation throughout the body and increasing the total energy a person has. It helps lessen the chance of strokes and heart attack by improving the quality of the blood and the cells. When a person starts taking pantethine regularly they may notice lowered cholesterol levels, decreased stress levels and lowered anxiety and depression. They may also find that they are not as sleepy during the day and have a quicker metabolism which can aid in weight loss and prevent obesity.

Pantethine deficiency can be rare if a person eats an adequate diet, however if one does suffer from deficiency the symptoms can be dangerous. Most of the side effects of a pantethine deficiency revolve around the lack of energy and poor functioning of the nervous system. Fatigue, weakness, depression, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, problems with the gastrointestinal track, hypoglycemia, and nervousness can all be signs of a pantethine deficiency. This type of deficiency is common among those who are malnourished due to eating disorders or those who lack access to a variety of foods.

Thankfully this vitamin is water soluble and therefore excess of the vitamin will pass through the urine in the event that too much is consumed. At the same time, because this vitamin is water soluble the body must have access to it regularly. This is why those who do not get enough B5 in their diet on a daily basis should consider taking a pantethine supplement every day.

Pantethine supplements can be found at your local pharmacy, health food store or online through various retailers. The dosage for the average adult would be 600 mg-900 mg a day. This can be taken as 2 or 3 doses of 300 mg each. Each dose should be taken with meals and taking the supplement Biotin is also recommended as well as a B-complex vitamin each day. The B-complex vitamin will ensure that you are getting enough of all your B vitamins and not just the one. They are all equally important and work best when used together. Biotin has a lot of the same qualities as pantethine and seems to strengthen its effect when working in unison.

As we all know, maintaining the proper amount of vitamins and minerals within our bodies can be difficult at times, yet it is very necessary. We often need a little help achieving the proper amounts and therefore taking supplements is a very good way of ensuring we are getting the best nutrients our body needs for survival.

Last updated on Jan 3rd, 2010 and filed under Vitamins and Minerals. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. Zelda Jansen says:

    Can My daughter who has had a brain tumour removed take Pantethone? she go epilepsy as a result of a tumour. Has had the tumour removed but still takes Lemictin. she has had several scans and is totally fine/

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