Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is known as the anti-stress vitamin, and is necessary for optimal healthy function of the adrenal glands.
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is known as the anti-stress vitamin, and is necessary for optimal healthy function of the adrenal glands. The adrenals are two walnut-sized glands situated above the kidneys whose primary function in the body is stress management. The adrenals produce several important hormones including cortisol, the body’s number one stress and anti- inflammatory hormone.
Another of the B complex vitamins, pantothenic acid is an antioxidant and has a vital role in metabolising carbohydrates and fats for energy production, and in manufacturing adrenal hormones and red blood cells.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) Benefits
Pantothenic acid is an important nutrient in restoring under functioning adrenals, as part of a comprehensive nutritional programme. Deficiency symptoms such as burning feet, numbness and shooting pains in the feet are all indications for vitamin B5 supplementation, in conjunction with other B group vitamins.
Our adrenal glands need vitamin B5 to produce the anti-inflammatory hormones, in particular cortisol. Pantothenic acid may therefore be indicated for any inflammatory or stress related condition, including arthritic symptoms.