Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
Pantothine, Pantothenic Acid
pantothenic acid -> pantothiene -> CoA -> Acetyl CoA
CoA is involved in the Kreb cycle (ATP production)
part of acyl carrier protein, ACP (fat and cholesterol synthesis)
provides acetyl groups to form ACh (nerve impulse transmission)
essential for the formation of porphyrin (hemoglobin synthesis)
required for the formation of some steroids via the action of CoA
RDA - none
Optimal - 100 mg
beef liver and kidney, chicken liver
diarrhea with very large doses
insomnia, depression, easy fatigue
leg cramps, parasthesia of the hands and feet
adrenal insufficiency, stress
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
contact dermatitis, eczema
allergies, systemic lupus
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