Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B5 is also known as Pantothenic Acid. B5 is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our body does not hold onto most of it (although some may be stored in our liver, it is limited), we need a little bit everyday. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B5 plays a crucial role in releasing the energy from the Proteins, Fats & Carbs we eat. It is very involved in wound healing, building cell membranes, & the formation of Red Blood Cells . In order to have Normal Adrenal Gland Function, Vitamin B5 is essential. Cortisone, Steroid Hormones & Cholesterol all count on the presence of Vitamin B5.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B5 are: Avocado, Raw Mushrooms, Wheat Germ & Bran, Peanuts, Lentils, Lima Beans, Bulgar, Brown Rice, Broccoli, Oranges, Almonds, Peas & Beans (but not Green Beans).
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
A deficiency has not been found Naturally in Humans.
Signs of Toxicity:
The Risk of Toxicity in Vitamin B5 is very low, but signs may include mild diarrhea, fluid retention, memory loss, drowsiness, depression or nausea.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.