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Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) Supplement Benefits and Dosage

Find out why pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is important for brain care.

Sophie Medlin
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
March 16, 2020
2 min read

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) functions

Vitamin B5 has the following functions:

  • Essential for enzyme function

  • Energy production

  • Structure and function of brain cells

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) dosage

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) recommends around 6mg a day. Heights Smart Supplement contains 50mg (equal to a whole beef liver or 25 avocados), this is 833% of the NRV. The NRV is really the minimum amount and higher doses are suggested to be beneficial. There are also no suggested negative side effects from taking this higher dose.

This is why we choose to include a higher dose of pantothenic acid to make sure you are getting all the benefits from the vitamin B5.

Pantothenic acid research

Pantothenic acid is less about fighting and protection, and more about keeping things ticking along nicely. It contributes to normal mental performance, metabolism of stress hormones and energy.

Pantothenic acid and the brain

Also known as vitamin B5,  pantothenic acid is part of the coenzyme A molecule. It contributes to the structure and function of brain cells through its involvement in the making of cholesterol, amino acids, phospholipids, and fatty acids. It also contributes to the synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, and vitamin D.

Pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) benefits

  • Enzyme function

  • Essential for releasing energy from food

  • Making blood cells

  • Structure and function of the brain cells

Plays well with

B5 is hard to find on a plant-based diet,  and is needed every day because it can’t be stored in the body. Taking all B vitamins together ensures maximum energy benefit.

Clever stuff

The brain needs to create neurotransmitters in order for nerve cells to transmit signals. Pantothenic acid has an essential role in this.


Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

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