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Vitamin B5 Test

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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:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hypoglycemia

Major sources of vitamin B5 includes:

  • Fresh meats, especially organ meat
  • Egg yolks
  • Legumes
  • Fresh vegetables like corn, kale, broccoli
  • Avocados
  • Yogurt
  • Whole unprocessed grains

Extremely high doses of vitamin B5 may cause diarrhea and may increase the risk of bleeding.

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