Vitamin B5 is a water soluble Vitamin and is an essential nutrient and is also referred to as Pantothenic acid

It is a necessary component in the formation of coenzyme-A

Source:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Rice
  • Alfalfa
  • Broccoli
  • Avocados
  • Is in almost all foods in small quantities
  • many others

Functions

  • Production of coenzyme – (C0A)
  • Energy
  • Metabolism
  • Production of carbohydrates
  • Production of fats
  • Production of proteins
  • Essential for life
  • Essential for pregnancy

Deficiencies of this vitamin

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hypoglycemia
  • others

Toxicity is very unlikely

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