Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) – Benefits and Food Sources


Are you getting sick more often? Feeling fatigue and tiredness? Suffering from back and other mobility issues? Slow healing of wounds after surgery or injury? Then, there is a high chance of being suffering from vitamin B5 Deficiency! Just like all vitamins, Vitamin B5 also plays an important role in supporting the overall function of the body.

Also known as Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5 helps in boosting the rate of metabolism process in your body and helps in the process of converting carbs into energy; also assists in breaking down fats. Vitamin B5 widely known to be beneficial in alleviating serious health conditions such as asthma, chronic stress & anxiety, hair loss, cardio problems and also neuro disorders. Furthermore, it also helps in strengthening your bones and joints, thus improving mobility and flexibility.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 can be mostly found in food sources such as meat, beans, legumes, broccoli,  dried fruits, salmon, cabbage, milk, egg, and other dairy products including butter, cheese etc. There are plenty of ways to get the needed Vitamin B5 for the body; of course, our daily diet i.e. the simple food in our plate can provide the required vitamin B5 which is more than enough as recommended! That’s why we don’t see a large percentage of people suffering from the deficiency of Vitamin B5.

Nowadays, Vitamin B5 can found in forms of capsules, tablets or soft gels. You can find it easily over the counter with or without prescription. The dosage recommendations according to age are given as follows:

  • 6 Months 1.7mg
  • 7 Months to a yr. 1.8 mg
  • 1-3 Yrs. mg
  • 4-8 Yrs.3mg
  • 9-13 Yrs.4mg
  • 14-18 Yrs.5mg
  • 19 + Yrs.5mg

If you’re pregnant or lactating, the recommended dosage 6-7mg; however, you advised having a consultation session with your doctor before you start consuming it.

Wrapping up,

Vitamin B5 plays an important role in maintaining your overall health, so adding multivitamin complexes and supplements of Vitamin B5 into your diet may be a smarter choice!