Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic Acid Vitamin B5 is an essential vitamin that must be used in the diet or through supplements because it is noted it is not stored in the body. It is a water soluble vitamin. Vitamin B5 deficiency in humans is very rare. It is widely found in both plants and animals including meat etc.

Is This Test Have other Name:

Vitamin B5 is also called pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 is also called pantothenate.

Function of vitamin B5:

Vitamin B5 helps in the formation of Red blood cells.

  • Vitamin B5 helps in the formation of sex hormone.
  • It is production of Antibodies.
  • It helps in metabolism of fats, Carbohydrates and protein to produce energy.
  • Vitamin B5 helps in production of Cortisol Hormone.
  • It helps in synthesis of cholesterol.
  • It helps to build up Stamina.
  • Vitamin B5 helps liver in metabolizing toxic Substances.

Diet Rich in Vitamin B5:

  • Yogurt, egg yolk
  • Milk beef
  • Egg yolk
  • Chicken liver fish
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Mushrooms and sweet pepartures
  • Legumes

Symptoms of Vitamin B5 deficiency:

  • Gastro Intestinal Disturbance
  • Headache
  • Fatigue stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Burning feet
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Depression

Causes of High Vitamin B5 in blood:

  • Severe malnutrition
  • Taking high doses of vitamin B5 as a supplements

Causes of Low vitamin B5 in Blood:

  • Malnourishment

Common side effects of Vitamin B5:

  • Joint pain
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • weakness / Lack of energy
  • Dizziness
  • Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) increased

Normal Range Of Vitamin B5:

The normal range of Vitamin B5 is 12.9 to 253.1 ng/mL

How to Perform the Test:

Blood Sample Needed.


Collect the 3 to 5 ml of blood Sample in EDTA tube and or Red Gel Top tube. Centrifuge the blood Sample After centrifugation, separate the Serum or plasma. Serum or Plasma use for test and find the level of vitamin B5.

Treatment of Vitamin B5 Deficiency:

Supplements of pantothenic Acid.

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