The vitamin b5.

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The vitamin b5 is contains both pantothenate and pantothenic. This vitamin's main uses in every day life are growing hormones, building red blood cells, the immune system and it also participates in energy release from protein, carbohydrate and fat.


People should have five mg a day because if you don't you may find yourself faced with anorexia, constipation, irritability and the tingling of hands and feet. A severe deficiency may lead to alcoholism, diabetes and even ulcerative colitis but don't worry deficiency is very rare. On the other hand, if you take too much it may lead to diarrhea. It may be possible to have supplements that could help prevent acne and aging.


B5's main sources are in eggs, kidney, liver, salmon and the best source of b5 is in yeast.

B5 can be stored in the liver and if present in shampoo it can improve the condition of hair.

Other interesting facts

B5 is a very widely distributed nutrient and because of this it got the name "pantothen" meaning from all sides in Greek. It is also water-soluble which means it dissolves in water.


I hope I have contributed in your knowledge of b5 and remember b5 should only be taken as a complex and not individually unless professionally recommended.