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Should You Supplement with Pantothenic Acid?

By March 27, 2012

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Often referred to as vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is a nutrient found naturally in many foods. Proponents claim that taking pantothenic acid supplements can treat a wide range of health conditions, including acne, anxiety, depression, and osteoarthritis. In addition, pantothenic acid is said to speed up weight loss and improve athletic performance. Unfortunately, there's currently a lack of scientific evidence to support any of these claims.

Pantothenic acid is commonly found in supplements marketed as B complex vitamins. A type of supplement that contains all eight of the B vitamins, B complex products are often said to aid in the prevention of heart disease. However, research suggests that taking B complex supplements may not help reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

To boost your pantothenic acid intake without using supplements, make sure to include foods like yogurt, lentils, broccoli, and whole-wheat bread in your diet. Read the article: Vitamin B5 - What You Need to Know.

July 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm
(1) acne treatment says:

Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article.

I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

January 14, 2014 at 8:56 am
(2) Helen says:

Thank you for taking the time to inform the people of the vital information needed to educate on the importance of supplements.

There is so many available it is difficult to know what is important to take.

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