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Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
Required for carbohydrate metabolism, adrenal function, enzyme reactions, and production of fats, cholesterol, bile acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and red blood cells. Deficiency is rare, except in malnutrition, and causes burning/tingling in hands and feet, fatigue, and headache. Drugs that deplete vitamin B5: oral contraceptives, amitriptyline, imipramine, and desipramine. Most people get adequate niacin from diet and/or a multivitamin.
Food Sources : Liver, kidney, egg yolk, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, chicken, beef, whole grains, legumes Adequate Intake : (mg/day)*
Men = 5
Women = 5
Pregnancy = 6
Lactation = 7 Upper Limit : Not determinedSide Effects : No adverse effects known with food or supplements