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.
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.