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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is one of 8 B-vitamins. B5 is water-soluble and found in every single cell in your body.
Vitamin B5 is known to enhance alertness, cognition, energy, hearing, vision, elevate mood, lower anxiety and normalize healthy cholesterol levels
Vitamin B5 is critical for converting nutrients from food into energy, balancing blood sugar, reducing LDL-(bad) cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, preventing nerve damage and pain, and preventing heart failure.
Vitamin B5 plays a part in the synthesis and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Turning them into energy that your brain uses to fire neurotransmitters in your brain.
Vitamin B5 is required for the manufacture of red blood cells, and the stress and sex hormones produced by your adrenal glands.
As a nootropic, Vitamin B5 is crucial for converting the choline in your nootropic stack into acetylcholine (ACh). Without adequate levels of B5you will not experience the benefits of using precursors to ACh like Alpha GPC and CDP-Choline.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) helps:
Mood: Pantothenic acid is often referred to as the “anti-stress vitamin”. Your adrenal glands use CoA (made partly from pantothenic acid) along with cholesterol and Vitamin C to manufacture cortisol and epinephrine. Vitamin B5 has a reputation for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.