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Vitamin B5 (a.k.a. Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Panthenol) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy This vitamin is necessary for the conversion of fat and sugar into energy, although its mechanism of action is not known. It is present in whole grains, wheat germ, bran, green vegetables and brewer's yeast. It also is synthesized by intestinal bacteria. This vitamin promotes wound healing and antibody formation.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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