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Holisticonline.com - Vitamin B Knowledgebase

Vitamin/ Mineral Name: Vitamin B: Pantothenic Acid
RDA for Men: 4 - 7 mg *
RDA for Women: 4 - 7 mg *
RDA for Pregnant Women: 4 - 7 mg *
RDA for Nursing Women: 4 - 7 mg *
Daily Value (DV): 10 mg
Benefit: Fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism Very important biologically. Deficiencies produce biochemical defects that may ultimately result in tissue failure. Deficiencies may produce headaches, malaise, nausea, and occasional vomiting accompanied by flatulence and abdominal cramping, impairment of motor coordination, cramping of muscles and the legs and the loss of antibody protection. This vitamin along with pyridoxine are vital for body's defenses against infectious diseases. This vitamin is also important as a protective agent against stress. Some experiments indicate that it may promote longevity.
Food Sources: Fish Whole grain cereals Mushrooms Avocados Broccoli Peanuts Cashews Lentils Soybeans Eggs
Effect of Overdose: This Vitamin is water soluble. The body does not store it to any great extent. Excess amounts are readily removed through urine. Thus for healthy people, this is pretty safe in any reasonable quantity. No medical harm is reported from any overdose.
Description: This vitamin is not very stable. The heat of cooking, storage, exposure to air or light, soaking or prolonged cooking in water etc. destroy them. Alkaline solutions such as baking soda also has a harmful effect on this vitamin.

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