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Pantothenic Acid

Why do you need pantothenic acid?
It is a coenzyme in numerous chemical reactions that sustain life eg generating energy, synthesis of essential fats and synthesis of hormones.

What are the sources of pantothenic acid?
Liver, meat, fish (eg shellfish, herring), egg yolk, broccoli, legumes, avocado, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and whole grains are good sources.

How much pantothenic acid do you need?

Age/Life Stage

Males(mg/d)

Females(mg/d)

Children

 

1-3 years

2

 

4-6 years

3

 

Adolescents

9-13 years

4

4

14-70

5

5

Pregnancy

NA

6

Lactation

NA

7

USDA Requirements (Adequate Intake, 2011)

Pantothenic Acid is a water soluble vitamin thus it dissolves in water and is not stored,which means we need a continuous supply of Pantothenic Acidin our diets.