Vitamin B5: Indications for the Use
Within the body of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is part of the compound required by the body for the exchange of nutrients. Pantothenic acid is best absorbed together with vitamin B1.
Vitamin B5 reduces toxic effect on the body of drugs, improves the assimilation of choline (vitamin B4) and folic acid (vitamin B9), increases the effectiveness of drugs used to treat heart failure.
Destructive effect on vitamin B5 have alcohol, antibiotics, oral contraceptives and partly thermal processing of foods.
Indications for the Use of Vitamin B5
As a medicament vitamin B5 is called "calcium pantothenate."
Indication for the use of vitamin B5 are:
- neuralgia, polyneuritis, paresthesia
- various pathologies associated with metabolic disorders in the body,eczema and other skin diseases,
- bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis,
- allergic reactions (hay fever, dermatitis, etc.),
- burns, sores,
- toxemia in pregnancy,
- chronic liver disease;
- circulatory insufficiency,
- chronic pancreatitis,
- non-communicable diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- hypomotoric intestinal dyskinesia.
Calcium pantothenate is used in surgical practice to eliminate intestinal atony after surgery in the gastrointestinal tract.
Calcium pantothenate is used in the treatment of patients with alcoholism (withdrawal symptoms).
In large doses (up to 10 grams per day) Vitamin B5 is effective in the treatment of acne.
Symptoms of Vitamin B5 Deficiency
- depression, fatigue, sleep disturbance, fatigue.
- muscle pain and headaches.
- tingling, burning, numbness of the toes.
- painfully burning pain in the lower limbs at night, reddening of the skin stop.
- dyspeptic disorders.
- duodenal ulcer.