Pantothenic acid is a vitamin known as vitamin B5. Found in many plant and animal products, including cereals, eggs, milk and legumes.
Vitamin B5 is widespread in the market such as D - pantothenic acid, calcium pantothenate and dexpanthenol, which are created in the laboratory from D - panoten acid.
Pantothenic acid is often used in combination with other B vitamins Vitamin B complex often include vitamin B1 - thiamine, vitamin B2 - riboflavin, vitamin B3 - niacinamide or niacin, vitamin B5 - pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 - pyridoxine, vitamin B12 - cyanocobalamin, and folic acid.
Pantothenic acid has broad application, but so far there is not enough scientific evidence to support the importance of an independent therapeutic formula. So far is given as adjuvant therapy in the prescribed schedule. The most commonly used in food poverty, acne, alcoholism, allergy, deafness, asthma, disorders hiperaktivity , autism, burns, infections, heart failure, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory diseases, diseases of the caecum, colitis, conjunctivitis, convulsions and cystitis.
It is used for depression, diabetic wounds, progressive immune deficiency, improve muscle tone, infection of the tongue, graying of hair, headaches, low blood sugar, sleep problems, low blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, muscle cramps neuralgia and in obesity.
Pantothenic acid is involved in the therapeutic regimen for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatism, Parkinson's disease, pain in the course of a nerve, premenstrual syndrome, an enlarged prostate, prevent mental and physical stress , for lowering the side effects of the therapy on hypothyreodism to maintain seasonal resistance to viral and bacterial infections, skin problems, for stimulation of the adrenal glands, chronic fatigue syndrome, and salicylate intoxication treatment of traumatic injuries.
Dexpanthenol as a derivative of pantothenic acid is administered at burning, itching due to eczema and skin allergies, insect bites and reptiles, and in the control of acne. In surgical oncology is important in maintenance therapy against the side effects of radiation on the skin and hair.