Monday, February 7, 2011

Pantothenic Acid/Vitamin B5

As a follower of Depke Wellness, you understand the importance of balanced adrenal function. Vitamin B5 is a major precursor to hormone production in the adrenals as well as supporting cellular energy production, cardiovascular health, and synthesis of vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, and steroid hormones.

Pantothenic acid is a precursor of coenzyme A (CoA), an important cofactor and acyl group carrier in cells. One of the main functions for CoA is the formation of acetyl-CoA, vital for cellular respiration and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fatty acids through the Krebs cycle. Distribution studies indicate that tissues with the highest retention of pantothenic acid are the kidneys, pituitary gland, heart, muscle, liver and adrenal glands. Additionally, pantothenic acid is required for the synthesis of fatty acids and membrane phospholipids, the amino acids leucine, arginine and methionine, and isoprenoid derivatives, including steroid hormones, vitamin A and vitamin D.

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Pantothenic Acid
Supplement Facts

each capsule contains:
pantothenic acid 500 mg.
(calcium pantothenate) (B5)
vitamin C 10 mg.
(as ascorbyl palmitate)
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)

1 capsule per day, with a meal.


  1. Pantothenic Acid must play a significant role in obesity as well as weight loss.

  2. Yes, you are definitely on the right track here. Because Pantothenic Acid plays such a significant role in adrenal function and the adrenals play a huge role in metabolism of fat, B-5 definitely fits your assessment.

    Thank you for sharing...

  3. Vitamin B5 and improper fatty acid metabolism can at most be a small part of the adult acne. If vitamin B5 deficiency would play a major part in causing acne then virtually everybody with deficiency would develop acne. Vitamin B5 is essential for the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Also vitamin B5 maintains our skin healthy.


  4. Thank you so much for your addition. Pantothenic acid plays such an important role in multiple function throughout the body.