Vitamin B5 – What Is It?
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is one of many ingredients in the Tikva product. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) is used as a supplement to treat acne, osteoarthritis, Pantothenic acid deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, wounds, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, lowered blood cell production, mitochondrial dysfunction, infection, adrenal (gland) dysfunction, stress disorders, allergies, liver problems, and to support the immune system.
-PDR (Physicians Desk Reference)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) Health Benefits
Control cholesterol levels
The body converts pantothenic acid into a chemical called pantethine. When taken as a supplement, pantethine appears to lower the amount of lipids in the blood. A person with high cholesterol may see their level of total of cholesterol–including LDL (“bad”) cholesterol lower –while at the same time increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels.
Vitamin B5 – Oxford University Press
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) also plays a role in antibody formation, detoxification of drugs, and the conversion of cholesterol to anti-stress hormones.
Some studies indicate that pantothenic acid supplements improve physical fitness, but it is generally agreed that more detailed experimentation is needed to confirm these effects.
Vitamin B5 deficiencies can lead to a condition known as ‘burning feet syndrome’ when the feet ache, burn, and throb.
Other deficiency symptoms include a wide range of mental and physiological disorders, among them headaches, depression, arm and leg cramps, respiratory infections, digestive disorders, and irregularities of heartbeat.
-Answers.com – Health
Manage stress from psychological strain, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, and smoking and alcohol cessation
The body relies on Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) to help the adrenal glands produce stress hormones during times of both psychological and physical strain. This property makes it potentially useful for dealing with emotional upset, depression, anxiety, migraines, chronic fatigue, and withdrawal from alcohol or tobacco.
Vitamin B5 is commonly taken as part of a vitamin B complex supplement for these purposes. In addition, pantothenic acid may reduce the occurrence of migraines by participating in the production of the brain chemical Serotonin; some research indicates that serotonin is present at abnormally low levels in migraine sufferers.
Reduce certain allergy symptoms and asthmatic reactions
Allergy sufferers may find Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) beneficial for controlling the nasal congestion that can develop during an allergic reaction. The vitamin is a smart choice during allergy season, when it can be safely taken along with more conventional remedies. An asthmatic response initiated by seasonal allergies may similarly improve with Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).