Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is one of the most important vitamins for human life. It’s necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy.
Vitamin B5 is one of eight B vitamins. Vitamin B5 help you convert the protein, carbohydrates, and fats you eat into energy and:
• healthy skin, hair, and eyes
• proper functioning of the nervous system and liver
• healthy digestive tract
• making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body
• making sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands
Vitamin B5 deficiency is extremely rare in people as pantothenic acid is found in nearly all foods. A healthy and varied diet should provide a person with enough.
Clinical trials have shown, however, that a deficiency may lead to:
• sleep disorders
• stomach pains
• muscle cramps
• burning feet
• upper respiratory infections