Once again i want to start by saying that all B Vitamins work better together. You might be thinking hey what happened to B4. There is alot of back and forth but that best way to explain it would be that many substances have been referred to as vitamins because they were believed to be vitamins at one time. They are not considered vitamins anymore and the numbers that were assigned to them now form the “gaps” in the true series of B-complex vitamins.
B5 or Pantothenic Acid as it’s more commonly called is used in the hormone production that controls our “fight or flight response” and is the number one nutrient that helps support our adrenal glands for this reason and many others Pantothenic Acid has long been referred to as an anti-stress vitamin.
Because of pantothenic acid’s role in metabolizing fats it has been used to lower blood cholesterol levels, to treat anxiety, depression, joint inflammation, lupus, and Osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pantothenic acid is found in a wide variety of foods. The best sources are potatoes, eggs, saltwater fish, pork, beef, milk, whole wheat, peas, beans and fresh vegetables. Large amounts are lost when foods are canned, cooked, frozen or otherwise processed.
This information is for educational purposes and is not meant to diagnose or treat illness; to do so please consult a licensed physician.