Vitamin B5

vitamin b5

Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B-5, is essential to all forms of life.

Found throughout living cells in the form of coenzyme A (CoA), this substanceĀ is required for the biochemical reactions that generate energy from fat, carbohydrates, and proteins. The synthesis of essential fats, cholesterol, steroid hormones, and the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine also require CoA, as does the hormone melatonin.

Vitamin B5 is involved in energy production in the body, is essential for the processing and transporting of fats, and is needed for the manufacture of the nerve transmitter acetylcholine. It is found in cod, chicken, avocado, yogurt, broccoli, lentils, peas, mushrooms.

Vitamin B5 - Found in:

Cod (Alaskan Black), Chicken, Avocados, Broccoli, Yogurt, Lentils, Peas, Mushrooms,
Plesofsky-Vig, N. Pantothenic acid. In Shils, M. et al. Eds. Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th Edition. Baltimore: Williams

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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