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All About Vitamins | Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Pantothenic Acid, also known as Vitamin B5, was discovered in 1933 and is an essential vitamin that forms an important part of your daily diet.

Function

Like other B vitamins, it helps to convert the proteins, carbohydrates and fats that you consume into energy. It is also crucial for the development of red blood cells, having healthy skin and hair, and a properly functioning nervous system.

Sources

Vitamin B5 is added to a lot of whole-grain processed foods, you can find it naturally in mushrooms, avocados, and broccoli.

Deficiency

A vitamin B5 deficiency is quite rare, but the symptoms are similar to other B vitamin deficiencies; fatigue, lower energy levels, restlessness, sleep issues, and muscle cramps.

The best way to see if you are converting the vitamins out of your diet properly is with a DNA test. Explore the NGX website and pick up a DNA test to understand how your body operates at a genetic level.

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