Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)


Pantothenic acid is required for the synthesis of the prosthetic group of acyl carrier protein necessary for the synthesis of fatty acids in the cytoplasm. In the blood, it is mainly in the form of coenzyme A in erythrocytes.

Pantothenic acid, abundant in foods of animal origin (meat, fish, eggs) is particularly sensitive to heat and drive me to the cooking water.

Sources of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

See the list of foods that provide the most vitamin B5


The 100% value in the RNI Nutrimeter ® is 5 mg per day for adults.

No side effects that may result from intake of pantothenic acid is much higher than has been reported, which explains that there is no safe limit.

(Source: "Recommended dietary allowances for the French population," the CNERNA-CNRS. Edition coordinated by Ambroise Martin.)