Pantothenic acid belongs to Vitamin B group. In Greek “Panto” means everywhere, as it is present in most foods we eat, it is named as pantothenic acid. In other words, you can call it Vitamin B5.

What are the specialties of Pantothenic Acid?

  • It helps to acquire fat and protein from the foods we eat.
  • For maintaining healthier hair, eyes, skin, and liver.
  • Helps with the efficient functioning of nervous system.

Apart from all this, it helps with the production of white blood cells, proper functioning of adrenalin gland in the secretion of certain hormones. It is otherwise called as the anti-stress vitamin.

Problems that occur due to deficiency of Pantothenic Acid

  • Tiredness, sleeplessness, stress, and irritation.
  • Vomiting, stomach pain.
  • Irritation in foot sole part, graying of hair.
  • Phlegm in lungs.
  • Excessive cholesterol and Triglyceride.
  • Longer time duration to heal wounds.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the sources?

  • Mushroom, sweet potato.
  • Cheese.
  • Fish, meat, egg, chicken.
  • Avocados.
  • Sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

How much Quantity per day?

  • 0 – 6 months baby needs 1.7 mg
  • 7 month to 1-year baby needs 1.2 mg
  • 1 to 3-year-old kids need 2 mg
  • 4 to 8-year-old kids need 3 mg
  • 9 to 13-year-old children need 4 mg
  • 14 to 19-year-olds need 5 mg
  • Adults over 20 years of age would need around 6 to 10 mg.

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