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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5, or Pantothenic acid, or Vitamin W, is derived from a peptide bond, a fusion between a beta-alanine molecule and a pantoic acid molecule. In 1936 it was identified a diet deficiencies factor that provoked chicken pellagra; characterization of its chemical formula and its synthesis took place in 1940. It can be found mostly in liver (chicken and beef), in yeast, wheat bran and royal jelly. Vitamin B5 contributes to normal energy levels, normal synthesis and metabolization of steroid hormones, of Vitamin D and of some neurotransmitters. It reduces tiredness and fatigue and contributes to normal cognitive functioning. It’s an essential component of multivitamin supplements.