Pantothenic acid, also known as B5, can play a vital role in your immune, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems.
Stress and Anxiety Management
While B5 is most commonly associated with breaking down fats and carbs to support metabolism and produce energy, another benefit is stress reduction and anxiety management. Adrenal glands need B5 to help produce the stress hormone called cortisol and to maintain proper function. B vitamins, in general, are highly effective for calming the nervous system, which is why they are so effective in battling chronic stress. Managing stress and anxiety stems from proper nutrition and adequate levels of B5, which then helps improve overall functionality and health.
B5 is what’s called a precursor to coenzyme A (CoA), which essentially means that B5 is a necessary element for CoA. CoA acts as a “helper” for many important reactions in your body. This means B5 plays an essential part in maintaining nearly every aspect of your health. Common food sources for B5 include legumes, avocados, meat, eggs, milk, and vegetables.
Conditions B5 can also be beneficial for:
- Hair loss
- Respiratory disorders
- Heart problems
- Boost immunity
- Reduce osteoarthritis
- Manage diabetes
- Manage skin disorders
A common sign that you have a B5 deficiency is regularly losing feeling in your feet as well as fatigue, depression, insomnia and muscle cramps. Fortunately, deficiencies are extremely uncommon with the large number of foods regularly consumed by most people that contain B5. You may be at a greater risk of having a B5 deficiency if you are an alcoholic, taking birth control, suffering from malnutrition or someone who struggles to absorb vitamins and minerals.
B5 is used in a variety of our nutrient injections to help you increase your energy levels, manage stress, increase your metabolism, or give your immune system a boost. Every nutrient used in our injections are acquired from a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy. This means they are of the highest quality available. Contact KOI today.