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About Our Vitamin B5 Test
Vitamin B5 is also called Pantothenic acid, which gets its name from the Greek root "pantos" meaning everywhere because it is widely available in a variety of foods.
This vitamin is necessary to synthesize cholesterol, produce red blood cells, maintain a healthy digestive tract and breakdown fats and carbohydrates.
A lot of vitamin B5 is lost when food is processed during refining, canning, and/or freezing food, so it is important to eat fresh foods.
Deficient B5 levels can lead to:
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle cramps
Major sources of vitamin B5 includes:
- Fresh meats, especially organ meat
- Egg yolks
- Fresh vegetables like corn, kale, broccoli
- Whole unprocessed grains
Extremely high doses of vitamin B5 may cause diarrhea and may increase the risk of bleeding.