Ingredients Glossary

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5

Alternative Names

Pantothenic acid

What It Is

Vitamin B5 is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins.

Role in the human body

Vitamin B5 is involved in energy production, fatty acid metabolism, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues, synthesis of hormones, drug metabolism and alcohol detoxification.

Where It Is Found

Vitamin B5 is found in many foods including meat, liver, kidney, poultry, fish, shellfish, mushrooms, peanuts, yeast, eggs, milk and vegetables.