Archive for the ‘Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid’ Category

About Vitamin B5

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Vitamin B 5 (Pantothenic acid) helps produce full, healthy hair and stronger nails by stimulating vitamin utilization and releasing energy from food. With Folic acid, it can help to restore your hair’s natural color and may aid in preventing hair loss.

Pantothenic acid was discovered in 1933 by Dr. R. J. Williams and was found to be a true vitamin shortly thereafter. Its name is derived from the Greek word pantos that means “everywhere”, which is appropriate for this widely distributed vitamin. PANTOTHENIC ACID (vitamin B5) plays a still-undefined role in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Mouse models identified skin irritation and loss of hair color as possible results of severe pantothenic acid deficiency. * As a result, the cosmetic industry began adding pantothenic acid to various cosmetic products, including shampoo.

Pantothenic acid is an integral part of coenzyme A and plays the important role of decarboxylating pyruvate in the citric acid cycle. Clinically, pantothenic acid is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, steroid metabolism, neuron activity, and stimulation of antibody production.

Along with other B vitamins, pantothenic acid is required for converting food to energy, building red blood cells, making bile, and synthesizing fats, adrenal gland steroids, antibodies, acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters. Pantothenic acid in dexpanthenol lotions and creams relieves the pain of burns, cuts, and abrasions, reduces skin inflammations, and speeds wound healing.

The RDA for men is 10 mcg and women is 8 mcg.

Common sources of pantothenic acid are cheese, corn, eggs, liver, meats, peanuts, peas soybeans, brewer’s yeast, and wheat germ. Because of its wide occurance, pantothenic acid deficiency is very rare unless specifically engineered for the purposes of biochemical investigations.

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About Vitamin A

Friday, June 10th, 2011

* Necessary for Maintenance of Eye Health
* Supports Healthy Immune Function
* GMP Quality Assured
* A Dietary Supplement

Vitamin A is essential for the maintenance of healthy epithelial tissue, which is found in the eyes, skin, respiratory system, GI and urinary tracts.
Vitamin A is great for skin.

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Story:
I know a man who took a combo of 15000 IU Vitamin A and 1g Vitamin B5 (after using Minoxidil 5% for 2 yrs with no results) and regrow some hair. In his case he had cystic acne and this helped. He believes vitamin A, B5 along with his topical application of a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) + Cayenne Pepper melted away sebum, and that sebum is the main cause of hair loss.



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