Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is a B complex vitamin involved in the oxidation of fatty acids and carbohydrates. Coenzyme A, which can be synthesised from pantothenic acid, is involved in the synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids, ketones, cholesterol, phospholipids, steroid hormones, neurotransmitters, and antibodies.
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Dexpanthenol[edit | edit source]
- as a supplement or application to support a healthy epithelium (skin layer)
- preventing vitamin deficiency in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition, which is intravenous nutrition
- applied to the skin, such as in the form of a cream, ointment or lotion to treat skin conditions, itching, or promote wound healing, as a topical protectant or moisturizer
- stimulating the stomach/intestines, particularly after stomach surgery
- it also has some anti-inflammatory properties
- it is an ingredient in Myers' Cocktail, an intravenous vitamin and mineral treatment promoted for a wide variety of different medical conditions
Panthenol[edit | edit source]
Panthenol is a mix of dexpanthenol levopanthenol (another B5 derivative)
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- NICE Guideline Development Group (October 29, 2021). "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:diagnosis and management. NICE guideline". National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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- Gaby, Alan R. (October 2002). "Intravenous nutrient therapy: the "Myers' cocktail"" (PDF). Alternative Medicine Review: A Journal of Clinical Therapeutic. 7 (5): 389–403. ISSN 1089-5159. PMID 12410623.