The role of vitamin B5

Promotes energy metabolism 

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) helps release energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins that you take in through your food and activates the natural energy in your body.

Provides support in stressful situations 

Vitamin B5 contributes to normal cognitive function and supports you in times of stress and pressure.

Helps with fatigue 

Vitamin B5 contributes to your fitness and has a beneficial effect on reducing fatigue and tiredness.

Recommended daily allowance

As an adult, you need 5 mg vitamin B5 per day.

No safe upper limit has been established, because there are virtually no known adverse effects of high vitamin B5 consumption. 

Did you know… 

* Vitamin B5 is found primarily in meat, fish, eggs, potatoes, milk (products), vegetables and fruit?

* Vitamin B5 is also involved in the production of hormones, such as anti-stress hormones (cortisol) and sex hormones (testosterone and progesterone), and in the production of vitamin D?

* You may have less energy after your operation because you are eating less and that vitamin B5 can help?