IMPORTANCE: Pantothenic Acid is considered the "Anti-Stress" Vitamin because of its important role in the functioning of the adrenal glands, which produce hormones that help our bodies respond to stress. It plays an important role in making hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout our bodies. It is helpful in detoxifying harmful chemicals such as herbicides and insecticides. Pantothenic Acid, along with anti-oxidants, zinc, copper, and vitamin D, will prevent accelerated joint degeneration, by encouraging your body's ability to regenerate cartilage. It fights infections by building antibodies; prevents fatigue, and used by athletes to boost performance. It is used to reduce the adverse and toxic effects of many antibiotics. It stimulates the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. It promotes the production of red blood cells and sex hormones; helps with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and menopausal discomforts. Pantothenic Acid lowers high cholesterol and triglycerides.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to painful & burning feet, skin abnormalities, retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances, vomiting, restlessness, stomach stress, muscle cramps.