Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic Acid is a water-soluble member of the Vitamin-B Complex, and is considered a "stress vitamin" because it is thought to support the body’s ability to handle stressors, both emotional and physical.[1]

We require Pantothenic Acid to synthesize Coenzyme A, which is important in energy metabolism.[2] Coenzyme A is also important in the biosynthesis of many important compounds such as fatty acids, cholesterol, and acetylcholine.[1] Coenzyme A is incidentally also required in the formation of ACP,[3] which along with Coenzyme A is also required for fatty acid synthesis.[4]

Acetylcholine aids the enhancement of sensory perceptions when we awake[5] and in maintaining attention[6]

Low levels of Coenzyme A may cause impaired energy production1 and result in neurological symptoms appearing in deficiency.[7]

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7. Otten, J. J., Hellwig, J. P., Meyers, L. D. (2008). Dietary reference intakes: The essential guide to nutrient
    requirements. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.