Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Pantothenic acid is better known as vitamin B5, it is a water-soluble vitamin that becomes indispensable for the functioning of a healthy organism, essential for any form of life.
If we delve into the etymological origin of the word “panthos” which means everywhere, it is a reference to what makes it possible to find it in animals, plants and humans.
Commercially, pantothenic acid is obtained from the D isomer of pantothenic acid, available in the forms dexpanthenol and calcium pantotheniate and even together with folic acid, as the best way to ensure its absorption.
A disadvantage of pantothenic acid is that it does not accumulate in the body as if other elements do, causing its level to drop frequently. This element is easily excreted through urine, forcing us to replenish it constantly during our lives.
Benefits of pantothenic acid on health
Vitamin B5 strengthens the immune system, is involved in the synthesis of other important vitamins such as iron, as well as being indispensable for the absorption of food and obtaining energy.
In other words, it is responsible for producing different hormones important to our body, acts on neurotransmitters and helps the synthesis of vitamin D. Several of the important processes to keep the body healthy, are performed with the help of acid Pantothenic.
Vitamin B5 also offers other health benefits, intervening in some diseases to lessen their symptoms or help fight them.
Treatment of behavioral problems. One of the most interesting, where it is used as a treatment to control autism, in addition to hyperactivity disorder. Its effect on the brain and nervous system can help control depression and cases of diseases that cause seizures.
Conjunctivitis control. Pantothenic acid acts on the conjunctiva, favoring recovery of the eye before that fearsome infection.
Controls symptoms of coeliac disease. Function still under study but that could contribute to controlling one of the most common diseases today. Already known effects on heartburn and regulations of other digestive system functions.
What pantothenic acid is for
This compound is very versatile, acts in different ways and in different processes, has many ways to be used. The most common use is its consumption as a multivitamin supplement, recommended when the body experiences vitamin B5 deficiencies, either due to a poor diet or due to disease.
It is mainly used to combat tiredness and reduce fatigue. To maintain good health and control the stress that gradually weakens the body.
Among other uses, it is used to control the onset of acne, reduce allergies and improve airway conditions.
It is an essential ingredient in our Xpecia product
Contraindications of pantothenic acid consumption
Vitamin B5 is naturally obtained from food. Any animal protein is the most pantothenic acid content, eggs, fish, chicken and red meats are in that group of importance.
To a lesser extent of vitamin B5 you can find it in vegetables, legumes, cereals, potatoes and leafy vegetables.
As for the contraindications of pantothenic acid, you don’t have to worry. Generally, when vitamin supplements of pantothenic acid or vitamin B complex are ingested, they are recommended by doctors, however, if an excess occurs, our body will take care of discarding it naturally.
The deficiency in our vitamin B5 organism makes us vulnerable to acquiring diseases, as we would have a weakened immune system. If this happens to you, due to deficiency, it is common to experience certain symptoms such as headache, feeling fatigued, vomiting and insomnia.
Hence the importance of consuming vitamin B5 through a balanced diet and supplementing with vitamins when required.