It is water soluble vitamin.
It is also a member of vitamin B family which helps to convert food into energy in the body. Vitamin B5 is found in many natural food sources. Actual meaning of Pantothenic is "from everywhere" because it found in so many food or natural sources.
It is present in all living cells and it plays an important role in metabolism where it acts as part of the molecule called coenzyme A or CoA. Pantothenic acid is found in yeasts, molds, bacteria, and plant and animal cells, as well as in human blood plasma and lymph fluid. It is also found in intestinal wall in the body.
FOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN B5
It is present in available in wide variety of food sources which are as follows- mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, fresh meats, kale, corn, broccoli, tomatoes, avocado, legumes, cauliflower, soybean, egg yolk, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, whole grain breads and cereals, wheat germ, yeast and salmon.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B5
It provides numerous health benefits to the human body. It is found in all living cells as coenzyme-A which plays a vital role in various biochemical reactions in body.
DEFICIENCY OF VITAMIN B5
Deficiency of vitamin B5 is very rare. It is found in people who suffers from severe malnutrition.
THE COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN B5 ARE GIVEN BELOW:
As such there are no side effects of vitamin B5 because it is water soluble vitamin, excess of vitamin gets filtered out. In rare cases of higher dose it may results in diarrhea.
THE DOSE RECOMMEND ON THE BASIS OF AGE AND GENDER WHICH IS GIVEN BELOW:
PREGNANT AND LACTATING WOMEN:-