Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin B5

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Functions

  • aids in metabolism of protein and carbohydrates
  • necessary for metabolism of fat
  • helps in the formation of cholesterol and hormones

Deficiency

  • Dermatitis
    • skin inflammation

Characteristics

  • water soluble

Good Sources

  • whole grains
  • egg yolk
  • milk and dairy products
  • liver
  • dark green vegetables
  • widespread in foods

Food Quantity mg
Egg 1 large 0.63
Yogurt, low fat 8 oz 1.23
Milk, non fat 1 cup 0.81
Liver 3 oz 3.88

Adequate Intakes (AI)

  • Males and Female (Adult)
    • 5 mg
  • Sufficient data to set RDA are unavailable

Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL)

  • Adults (19 to 50 yrs)
    • not yet determined

Intakes above UL may lead to negative health consequences.

Supplementation

  • Not necessary, not recommended
  • May cause diarrhea


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