Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin part of the group of essential nutrients known as the B Complex. Vitamin B5 promotes and supports energy metabolism in the body and supports and maintains a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B5 may help to improve stress resistance and assists the adrenal gland in functioning. Vitamin B5 also aids in promoting healthy skin and hair and supports general wellbeing.

Health Claims:

  • Necessary for normal fat metabolism
  • Contributes to normal energy production
  • Contributes to normal mental performance
  • Contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Natural Sources: Organ meats, beef, chicken breast, mushrooms, avocado, nuts, seeds, milk, potatoes, eggs, brown rice, oats, broccoli.

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The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Gheita AA, Gheita TA, Kenawy SA. The potential role of B5: A stitch in time and switch in cytokine. Phytother Res. 2020 Feb;34(2):306-314. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6537. Epub 2019 Nov 5. PMID: 31691401.

Further Reading

What Does Vitamin B5 Do?

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Rebecca Morris

August 15, 2018

The Health Benefits of Vitamin B5

By Cathy Wong. Fact checked by Adah Chung.

May 25, 2020

Pantothenic Acid – Vitamin B5

Harvard Health Publishing Staff

August 31, 2020