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The Benefits of Vitamin B5

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With all the excitement surrounding the release of our new Clear Skin B5, I thought I’d take a moment to discuss some of the benefits of Vitamin b5. Pantothenic acid, otherwise known as vitamin B5, is one of the common B complex vitamins. These vitamins are known for their role in converting carbohydrates (or food) into glucose (or fuel) – this process is important to the body’s production of energy. B complex vitamins are also thought to be needed for maintaining a healthy nervous system.

On its own, Vitamin b5 also plays an important role in the body’s production of red blood cells. Additionally, it is thought that Vitamin b5 helps your body sustain a healthy digestive tract. Some more benefits of vitamin b5, according to the New World Encyclopedia, are “In addition to its role in metabolism of fatty acid, carbohydrates, and proteins, pantothenic acid is important in antibody formation, conversion of cholesterol to hormones that deal with stress, production of red blood cells, and production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.”

According to Dr. Mao’s website “Vitamin B5’s effect upon metabolic efficiency can help with weight loss and control of cholesterol levels.” Additional benefits of vitamin b5 that he shares on his website include “The consumption of vitamin B5 has been shown to shown to help with a variety of conditions, including chronic fatigue and muscle cramps. Vitamin B5 is a key element of many skin care treatments, including those that help to prevent wrinkles and acne.”

Since our Clear Skin B5 was made for people struggling with acne, I’ve talked before about Vitamin b5’s uses for treating breakouts, but will quickly reiterate Dr. Lit-Hung Leung’s study. Dr. Leung conducted a study in the late 90’s to test the affect of vitamin b5 (or pantothenic acid) on acne. The participants in the study were given large doses of pantothenic acid orally. Many of the test subjects saw improvement in their acne within weeks of starting the trial.

So while Clear Skin B5 is geared towards those who are suffering from frustrating acne, it’s obvious there are so many more benefits of vitamin b5 supplementation. Be sure to check the dosages of any multi vitamins you may be taking before adding additional vitamin B5 supplementation. If you have any questions or concerns about adding additional vitamin b5 to your daily routine, be sure to check with your doctor or other health care professional.