What is the function of vitamin B5? First of all, vitamin B5 helps convert carbohydrates and fats into usable energy, contributing to energy metabolism and boosting energy levels. It significantly improves our ability to cope with stress by supporting the activity of the adrenal glands, ensures an adequate production of healthy fat cells and contributes to healing wounds, sores, burns and maintaining overall skin health. Its benefits for energy metabolism and skin are a result of its direct and ample role in the production of co-enzyme A. A sufficient intake of vitamin B5 combats fatigue and antibiotics side effects and supports nervous system function.
Vitamin B5 deficiency symptoms: mental and physical fatigue, adrenal fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, malaise (feeling of unwell), lethargy, apathy, irritability, trouble sleeping, numbness, burning and tingling sensations in the extremities (legs, feet, arms, hands), muscle cramps and muscle pains and aches, low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).