Pantothenic acid is a vitamin, also known as Vitamin B5. It is widely found in both plants and animals including meat, vegetables, cereal grains, legumes, eggs, and milk. Vitamin B5 is commercially available as D-pantothenic acid as well as dexpanthenol and calcium pantothenate, which are chemicals made in the lab from D-pantothenic acid.
Pantothenic acid has a long list of uses. It is taken by mouth for depression, while enhancing immune function, and improving athletic performance. It also assists with headaches, hyperactivity, low blood sugar, trouble sleeping (insomnia), irritability, low blood pressure, neuralgia, and obesity.
How does it work?
Pantothenic acid is important for our bodies to properly use carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, while maintaining healthy skin.