Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) comes in several different forms. As far as supplemental sources are concerned, D-Calcium Pantothenate is the most popular due to its higher stability and quick rate of absorption into the digestive tract. While it can be naturally found in most unprocessed foods, it is especially prevalent in chicken, milk, beef and mushrooms.
Pantothenic Acid is particularly important because of its relation to Coenzyme A. The body converts Pantothenic Acid into Pantethine, which is important in supporting various bodily functions including the Krebs cycle as well as the conversion of various nutrients, proteins, sugars, and fat into useable energy. It also helps to destroy toxins in the liver and synthesize cholesterol, choline and melatonin.
Pantothenic Acid is also instrumental in creating energy through the metabolic process. It helps break down essential amino acids and fatty acids into accessible components. This then contributes to the maintenance of the digestive tract and effectiveness of other important vitamins.
Serving Size & Timing
The suggested serving size for a dose of Pantothenic Acid is about 550mg to be taken once per day. The mixture contains 92% Pantothenic Acid and 8% Calcium. A single serving should yield about 506mg of Pantothenic Acid and 44mg Calcium.