This is one of the less well known B vitamins, perhaps because it is widely distributed in nature.
Pantothenic acid is virtually ubiquitous. It is present in foods as diverse as poultry, soybeans, yogurt, and sweet potatoes.
No naturally occurring disease due to a deficiency of pantothenic acid has been identified, due to the plentifulness of this vitamin.
An experimental deficiency of pantothenic acid has, however, been created by administering an antagonist to pantothenic acid. This experiment produced disease, thereby demonstrating that pantothenic acid is essential to humans.
Pantothenic acid was discovered in 1940. It is vitamin B-5.
- Vitamin B1
An essential factor in the formation of blood clotting factors. Deficiency can lead to abnormal bleeding.
- Vitamin B12
A vitamin important for the normal formation of red blood cells and the health of the nerve tissues. Undetected and untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia and permanent nerve and brain damage. Pernicious anemia is a blood disorder caused by inadequate vitamin B12 in the blood. Patients who have this disorder do not […]
- Vitamin B12-responsive methylmalonicaciduria
methylmalonicaciduria, long chain ketonuria, and intermittent hyperglycinemia.) Some but not all patients with methylmalonicaciduria respond to vitamin B12. An enzyme called methylmalonyl-CoA mutase is defective in the disease. This enzyme requires the presence of adenosylcobalamin, a form of vitamin B12. The metabolic block in methylmalonic acidemia occurs at methylmalonyl-CoA mutase and can be caused by […]
- Vitamin B15
An old name for dimethylglycine (DMG, pangamic acid), which is no longer considered to be a vitamin by the strict definition of that word.
- Vitamin B2
1.7 mg (Intakes may be adjusted according to a physician’s instructions.) A milligram equals 1/1000 of a gram. A gram equals .0353 of an ounce. Side Effects From Overdose of Vitamin B2 Vitamin B2 is not known to cause overdose side effects because excessive amounts are not retained by the body. Interactions of Vitamin B2 […]