Pantothenic Acid (B5)

Major Functions
Essential for enzyme function - Energy production - Structure and function of brain cells
 
In every dose
50mg (equal to a whole beef liver or 25 avocados)
 
Fighting Talk
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.

What’s in it for my 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.

Fringe benefits


Essential for releasing energy from food

Making blood cells

Plays well with


B5 is 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.

For the nerdy

For the nerdy

Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on Pantothenic acid. 


Science moves faster than we do, but we’re updating these lists as often as we can.


Sophie Medlin


Sophie Medlin is a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for evidence based nutrition.

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