Your Food and You: Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) has two primary roles in the body:

  • Breaking down protein, fat, and carbohydrates
  • It is required in the production of Vitamin B12

Not getting enough? Deficiency is extremely rare and there is evidence to suggest it cannot occur naturally because the body makes Vitamin B5. Based on the role of vitamin B5 in the body, symptoms may include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Cramping
  • Fatigue

However, these symptoms may be the result of other Vitamin B deficiencies.

Who should consider a supplement?

No one really needs a specific vitamin B5 supplement, but if other B vitamins are low, a general B complex is ideal.

Here’s our Fact Sheet below on how much you need, what that means in terms of food, and meal ideas to get vitamin B5 in your diet!


Download our PDF version here.

April 29, 2015
Revive Wellness