Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

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What other names is Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) known by?

Acide D-Pantothénique, Acide Pantothénique, Ácido Pantoténico, Alcool Pantothénylique, B Complex Vitamin, Calcii Pantothenas, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Calcium Pantothenate, Complexe de Vitamines B, D-Calcium Pantothenate, D-Panthenol, D-Panthénol, D-Pantothénate de Calcium, D-Pantothenic Acid, D-Pantothenyl Alcohol, Dexpanthenol, Dexpanthénol, Dexpanthenolum, Pantéthine, Panthenol, Panthénol, Pantothenate, Pantothénate, Pantothénate de Calcium, Pantothenol, Pantothenylol, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B-5, Vitamina B5, Vitamine B5.

What is Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5)?

Pantothenic acid is a vitamin, also known as vitamin B5. It is widely found in both plants and animals including meat, vegetables, cereal grains, legumes, eggs, and milk.

Effective for...

  • Treating or preventing pantothenic acid deficiency.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Treating or preventing skin reactions from radiation therapy.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Skin problems, alcoholism, allergies, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hair loss, asthma, heart problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, lung disorders, colitis, conjunctivitis, convulsions, kidney disorders, dandruff, depression, diabetic problems, enhancing immune function, headache, hyperactivity, low blood pressure, inability to sleep, irritability, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, muscle cramps, improving athletic performance, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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