What is Pantothenic Acid? Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
 Common names
    * Pantothenic Acid also called vitamin B5 (a B vitamin), is a water-soluble vitamin required to sustain life.

Recommended Intake

    * Males & Females ≥ 19 years: 5 mg/day

What's Pantothenic Acid for?

    * Helps convert food into energy as part of Coenzyme A (CoA)
    * Involved in vitamin utilization
    * Assists in nerve function

Best Food sources


    * Found in most animal and plant foods, such as beef, poultry, whole grains, legumes, tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes
 

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