Vitamin B5

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Pantothenic acid is one of the B-vitamins which is critical in the formation of Co-enzyme A, a molecule which helps a large amount of enzymes function in the body, and for energy production in general. While it is important, it is rare to be deficient and further supplementation shows little promise.

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What else is Vitamin B5 known as?
Note that Vitamin B5 is also known as:
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Panthenol
  • Pantothenate
  • Dexpanthenol
  • Pantothenylalcohol

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