Seeking Health Pantothenic Acid is a B vitamin responsible for converting food into usable energy, and plays an essential role in enzyme production. Pantothenic Acid is an excellent supplement for those feeling fatigued, tired in the morning or afternoon, for those up all night, or suffering from low blood pressure. 100 veg caps
Also known as vitamin B5, Pantothenic acid assists the other B complex vitamins in converting food into usable energy. It is also an essential part of the body's ability to produce various enzymes, which act as the catalyst to numerous biochemical reactions in the body.
Pantothenic acid also helps support the central nervous system by preserving communication lines between the nervous system (nerves) and the brain. Pantothenic acid may also prove to be beneficial for dealing with allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, heartburn, migraines, and stress.
Benefits of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5):
Relieves Stress: Pantothenic acid is an essential part of the body's ability to produce stress hormone, and it is believed that when a person becomes over-stressed and thus overproduces stress hormones, the body becomes depleted of this vitamin and its stores must be replenished.
Depression and anxiety are two forms of stress that increase the need for Pantothenic acid, so if you are experiencing any symptoms of stress Pantothenic Acid by Seeking Healthy may benefit you. Stress is a common factor in life-changing events. Migraines and chronic fatigue also trigger high levels of stress hormones, meaning that extra supplementation is also needed.
Some have reported an improvement in mood, energy, concentration and alertness when supplementing with Pantothenic Acid.
Converts Carbs and Fats to Energy: Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) is required for the conversion of carbohydrates, fats and protein into usable energy for the body.
Supports Nervous System: Pantothenic acid is important to the nervous system as well as contributing to the production of important neurotransmitters in the brain, such as acetylcholine.
Supports Immue System: Pantothenic acid also supports the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and for maintaining a healthy immune system, including stimulation of antibody production.
Each easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsule contains 500 mg of pure Pantothenic Acid that is easily absorbed into the body.
Each vegetarian capsule is free of chemicals, additives and fillers.
Suggested Use: Take one (1) capsule daily with food.
100 veg caps
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
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Cost Per Serving: $0.18
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: None Known if taken as directed
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1
Servings per container: 100
|Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate USP)||500 mg||5000%|
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, and silicon dioxide.
1 capsule daily with food in the morning. For those with more adrenal fatigue, consider 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules at lunch. Do not take after 2 PM as it may prevent you from sleeping.
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I felt tired most of the time for as long as I can remember. Doctors couldn’t find a reason for that. I was eating good food, exercising, sleeping well and had no health problems, yet I felt tired. Dr. Ben suggested I try vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid). I felt energetic the same day I started taking the vitamin. My husband even asked me if everything was ok, because I was so energetic :D I know it sounds incredible that one vitamin can make such a difference, but it really worked for me :)
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Just started taking this product and, like all of Dr. Ben's Seeking Health products, it is of great quality. I now have great energy! I also take Pantothenic, along with other Seeking Health products.
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Thank you for your questions! There are many reasons for adrenal fatigue:
- poor diet
- not eating frequent enough and not eating protein at every meal
- stress constantly
- lack of rest
- an illness
- a life crisis
- toxic/heavy metal exposures
- lack of vitamin B5 and vitamin C
It is important to find out the underlying cause of your anxiety. Many times anxiety is caused by some health problem that slowly wears your body's defenses down until your body literally goes into panic mode, commonly due to adrenal fatigue. Adrenals have trouble producing the hormones they’re supposed to---like cortisol. When cortisol levels become too low it causes hypoglycemia which is the main cause of the anxiety response.
In terms of supplements:
- Pantothenic Acid 500 mg with breakfast (2 capsules) may help support your adrenals which are important in ‘waking you up’ via cortisol secretion and take 2 more capsules in the afternoon (no later than 2:00 pm). http://healthygoods.com/seeking-health-pantothenic-acid-500mg.html
Some other supplements to consider, depending on your symptoms:
- Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C - 1 tsp twice daily (it's in liquid form) - as well because vitamin C helps breakdown cortisol which is the stress hormone. http://healthygoods.com/seeking-health-optimal-liposomal-vitamin-c.html
- If you have any anxiety, Magnesium Plus is good for relieving anxiety--1 capsule with breakfast and 1 before bed. This is very supportive of neurotransmitter production. http://healthygoods.com/seeking-health-magnesium-plus.html
- Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic and tonifying herb meaning that it works best when taken long term. You may take up to three daily without any concerns. This will also help relieve anxiety by regulating cortisol and adrenaline levels. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, this will help. http://healthygoods.com/ashwagandha-120-capsules-pure-encapsulations.html
- Being sure to eat every few hours with some form of protein and vegetable is also very supportive of healthy blood sugar levels - which is critical in maintaining healthy stress hormone levels.
I hope this helps!
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods