The Anti-stress Vitamin, required by all cells in the body.
Aids in normal growth and development. Essential to almost all forms of life.
Pantothenic Acid participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats & protein, aids in the utilization of vitamins; improves the bodys resistance to stress; helps in cell building & the development of the central nervous system; helps the adre A powerful antioxidant. Needed to produce vital steroids and cortisone in the adrenal gland. Aids in vitamin utilization. •
A vitamin that may aid in relieving stress, depression and anxiety, and assist the body's immune system and hormone control. Thought to release energy from food for use by the body and help maintain healthy organs. May help those who suffer from depression. Is particularly important during high stress periods and acts as a stamina enhancer.
Helps form certain hormones and antibodies. Plays an essential role in energy and metabolism . Needed for maintenance of healthy digestive tract, skin, nerves and glands. Helps to convert fat and sugar to energy.
Vital to the synthesis and maintenance of coenzyme A (CoA), a cofactor and acyl group carrier for many enzymatic processes, and acyl carrier protein, a component of the fatty acid synthase complex (Tahiliani and Beinlich, 1991). Most tissues transport pantothenic acid into cells for the synthesis of CoA.
In Studies: A double blind study, reported by Dr. D. Litoff in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, trained distance runners were given Pantothenic Acid daily for two weeks. These athletes outperformed the athletes who were given placebo. The runners who took Pantothenic Acid used 8% less oxygen and had nearly 17% less lactic acid buildup. This proved that Pantothenic Acid is effective in relieving stress and for enhancing energy.
Technicals: A dose of 100 to 500 mg taken in the morning improves clarity of vision, usually noticeable in the late afternoon and continuing until bedtime. Pantethene, the coenzymated form of pantothenic acid, produces similar visual improvement on a much lower dosage of 25 to 50 mg.
Sources: Organ meats, brewer's yeast, egg yolk, whole grain cereal, chicken, leafy vegetables, bran, and nuts.
Synergist: B-Complex, B-6, B-12, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin C
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: Deficiencies in Pantothenic Acid may result in abdominal pain, alopecia (hair loss), burning feet, painful feet, coordination impairment, depression, eczema, faintness, fatigue, hypotension, infections, insomnia, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, tachycardia, skin abnormalities, retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances, vomiting, restlessness, stomach stress, muscle cramps and muscle weakness and Ataxia.
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