Provitamin B5, also called panthenol is found in some hair and skin products. The regular form of B5 (pantothenic acid) is as an essential water-soluble vitamin and part of the B-Complex Family.
ProB5 penetrates the skin very well giving our external body moisture and a glossy coat. In the case of hair products, ProB5 lubricates and repairs the hair shafts. Similar to the skin, ProB5 yields hair with a sheen and a more conditioned look. It also gives the hair body and bounce.
B5 is found in high amounts in avocados, green vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, yogurt, liver, whole grain cereals and breads, meats, poultry, eggs, legumes, cheese, sunflower seeds, mushrooms and fish.
Simply increasing the amounts of fruits and vegetables in your diet will drastically reduce risk of short-changing yourself on most B-Complex vitamins including B5.
Requirements for the vitamin is 5 mg per day in both males and females. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need a little more B5. If supplementing is necessary for the patient, B5 should usually be taken with the other 7 B-Complex vitamins
B5 is needed for the production of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. A form of the vitamin in the body is needed for the proper synthesis of cholesterol. They have found positive results in patients with high cholesterol using a slightly altered type of B5. It lowered triglycerides, lowered LDL (bad) and raised HDL (good). This form of B5 is known as pantethine. It is currently being used in Europe to treat high cholesterol.
I tried whatever I could to make this vitamin article funny. I failed. Then, I went researching all over to find something really fascinating about B5. I could not achieve that goal.
But since today is Easter, and eggs have plentiful amounts of B5, I leave you with this…
Renovating Your Mind says:
“HAPPY EASTER KIDS!!!!!!”