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Pantothenic Acid
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    Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B) is a pale yellow, water soluble, viscous oil that is available as a white crystalline calcium or sodium salt. It participates in a variety of pathways involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. In addition, panthothenic acid is converted into coenzyme A, which functions in the synthesis of porphyrin, a heme-component of red blood cells, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Also it helps into stimulte anibody production in the immune system.
    As its name( derived from the Greek panthos, meaning everywhere) suggests this vitamin is widely distributed in nature. Because the vitamin is ubiquitous in foods, deficiency  rarely occurs in humans unless specifically created for study purposes. During these special circumstances, volunteers kept deficient for 9 to 10 weeks developed symptons associated with deficiency that included: abdominal pains, hair loss, loss of appetite and nerve function impairments.
5.0 mg-liver and organ meats, fish, eggs, beans, whole grain cereals and yams
Helps convert proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy. Immune system building
Folic acid, Biotin, B-Complex
Fatigue, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems, depression
Alcohol, caffeine, Physical and mental stress depletes this nutrient
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