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Top Health Benefits of Vitamin B5

Friday, 04 Feb 2011 04:18 PM

Pantothenic Acid, commonly known as vitamin B5, is one of the most common vitamins. It is found in abundance in organ meats, rice, wheat bran, alfalfa, milk, eggs, beans, broccoli, and whole grains. This vitamin is necessary for metabolizing and synthesizing proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Vitamin B5, found in blood plasma, helps balance the sodium and potassium in the human body. Here are the top health benefits of vitamin B5:

1. It aids in the synthesis of cholesterol, which helps produce vitamin D and steroid hormones.
2. Pantethine, a spin-off of vitamin B5, plays a key role in reducing the cholesterol level in the blood. It is recommended that people suffering from allergies and infections take vitamin B5 supplements.
3. Patients having undergone surgery may be prescribed vitamin B5 supplements to ensure speedy healing. A good amount of micronutrients are lost in burn victims, which means the rate of infection is likely to be high. To combat this problem, doctors may prescribe vitamin B5 supplements.
4. B5 can prevent acne and hair loss. The role of vitamin B5 has been well recognized by cosmetologists and it has been widely used in beauty treatments.

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