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NUTRIENTS >> Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food as well as in the formation of hormones and (good) cholesterol

Daily amounts needed
5 mg for adults
6 - 7 mg for women who are pregnant or lactating.
Children need 2 - 4 mg of pantothenic acid per day.

Sources
Pantothenic acid is found in many foodstuffs. Good sources of the vitamin (>1 mg/ serving) include organ meats, lobsters, poultry, soybeans, lentils, split peas, yogurt, eggnog, avocado, mushroom, sweet potato.

Deficiency symptoms and diseases
Abdominal pains, burning feet, depression, eczema, fatigue, hair loss, immune impairment, insomnia, irritability, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, poor coordination

Normal values in blood
The accepted normal range established in our laboratory is: 10 to 36 mg/dL.

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