New Roots Vitamin B5 Calcium D-Pantothenate 500 mg 100 Capsules
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is needed to form coenzyme-A (CoA), and is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The vitamin also assists in tissue formation, creation of antibodies, and in the healing process.
Vitamin B5 plays an important role in the secretion of hormones such as cortisone, because of the role it plays in supporting the adrenal gland. These hormones assist the metabolism, help to fight allergies, and are beneficial in the maintenance of healthy skin, muscles, and nerves.
Pantothenic acid is also used in the release of energy as well as the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It is used in the creation of lipids, neuro transmitters, steroid hormones, and hemoglobin. Pantothenic acid is also helpful to fight wrinkles as well as graying of the hair.
When vitamin B5 is in short supply, symptoms like fatigue, headaches, nausea, tingling in the hands, depression, personality changes, and cardiac instability are reported.
Frequent infection; fatigue; abdominal pains; sleep disturbances; and neurological disorders including numbness, paresthesia (abnormal sensation such as “burning feet” syndrome), muscle weakness, and cramps are also possible indications that this nutrient is in short supply.