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Vitamin B5: Fun Facts About Panthothenic Acid


What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B5 for an adult:
10 – 300 mg

What is the molecular formula:
C9H17NO5

What does Vitamin B5 do in the body:
Helps release energy from foods; required for synthesis of many substances.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B5:
Lean meats
whole grain cereals
fish
legumes

What does a deficiency in Vitamin B5 cause:
Paresthesia

What are the symptoms of Vitamin B5 deficiency:
Deficiency can result in acne and paresthesia, although it is uncommon.

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Diarrhea; possibly nausea and heartburn.

Solubility: Water

What is the scientific name: Panthothenic Acid

When was the vitamin discovered: 1931