Physiologic roles: сonstituent of co-enzyme A and phosphopantetheine involved in fatty acid metabolism. Deficiency: fatigue, sleep disturbances, impaired coordination, and nausea. The widespread occurrence of releasable pantothenic acid in food makes a dietary deficiency unlikely. If a deficiency occurs, it is usually accompanied by deficits of other nutrients. Toxicity is not a problem with pantothenate.
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) daily dose
|Age||Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
|0 - 6 months||1.7|
19 - 65 years
|65 + years Males||5|
|65 + years Females||5|
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) Food sources: baker’s yeast, liver (chicken, cooked), bran (rice), sunflower seeds, mushrooms (shiitake, cooked), spices (paprika), wheat germ, sun dried tomatoes.