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Can't do synthetic b5?
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Published: 16 years ago

Can't do synthetic b5?

ok this is a product, but they have some good information about B5 I
think you should all read. Maybe you aren't doing well on synthetic
like I don't- *s*

100% Food Vitamin B-5, Pantothenate is a natural, vegetarian, Food
complex source of pantothenate (which is also known as vitamin B5
[1]). "Pantothenate, usually in the form of CoA, performs multiple
roles in cellular metabolism, being central to energy-yielding
oxidation of glycolytic products and other metabolites through the
mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid cycle...Synthesis of fatty-acids
and membrane phospholipids, including regulatory sphingolipids
requires pantothenate, and synthesis of the amino acids leucine,
arginine, and methionine requires a pantothenate requiring step. CoA
is required for synthesis of isoprenoid derivatives, such as
cholesterol, steroid hormones, dolichol, vitamin A, vitamin D, and
heme A" [2]. "It also appears to be involved in the regulation of
gene expression and signal transduction...may have antioxidant and
radioprotective properties...It has putative anti-inflammatory,
wound healing and antiviral activities...may be helpful in the
management of some with Rheumatoid Arthritis ...shown to accelerate
wound healing" [1].

Vitamin B-5 Deficiency

Severe deficiency of vitamin B-5 causes numbness in toes and painful
burning in feet, and can cause anemia, skin problems, and adrenal
problems [2]. Although clinical deficiency is not common, vitamin B-
5 "has beneficial effects in cases not clearly related to
pantothenate deficiency. Addition of pantothenate increased skeletal
muscle energy metabolism...Formal recommended dietary allowances
(RDAs) have not been established" [2]. Some doctors report success
using pantothenate for allergies of various types. More commonly,
pantothenate is used when one of the following conditions is
present "alcoholism, inflammatory bowel disease, stress, aging,
malabsorption, arthritis, weakness, depression, streptomycin
toxicity, and burning foot syndrome" [3]. Experimentally induced
vitamin B-5 deficiency "in humans, produced headache, fatigue,
insomnia, intestinal disturbances, parasthesias of the hands and
feet, impaired antibody production, an elevated sedimentation rate
and an impaired eosinopenic response to ACTH. Most of these symptoms
and signs resolved with administration" of supplemental vitamin B5

Most Vitamin B5 Sold is Actually Synthetic Pantothenic Acid Food
Vitamin B-5 is Better!

"Synthetic available as a calcium or sodium
salt" [2], and is sold in forms such as sodium D-pantothenate or
calcium D-pantothenate or sometime just listed as pantothenic acid
[1]. Other synthetic "multivitamin preparations commonly contain
its...alcohol derivative, panthenol" [2]. "Dexopanthenol is a
synthetic form which is not found naturally" [1]. USP pantothenic
acid is made by condensing isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde
[4]. "Pantothenic acid consists of pantoic acid in amide linkage to
beta-alanine", but vitamin B5 is not found that way in nature [5].
Vitamin B-5 is found in Food as pantothenate forms; Foods do not
naturally contain pantothenic acid [5].

The vegetarian Foods which are highest in natural pantothenate are
nutritional yeast, brown rice, peanuts, and broccoli [1,2,5] (the
first two of which are ingredients in Vitamin B-5, Pantothenate).
Over 70 university studies have concluded that supplements
containing Food nutrients are better than USP isolates. These
studies have concluded that Food nutrients may be better absorbed,
utilized, and/or retained than isolated USP vitamins and minerals.

Specifically, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the best natural
sources of Food pantothenate [1,2]. It contains proinsulin-like
substances, "the specificity of the yeast processing enzymes is so
similar to the proinsulin converting enzymes in the human pancreatic
beta-cell that it allows the processing of the mini-proinsulin to
insulin" [6]. Saccharomyces cerevisiae also contains a variety of
insulin precursors that can be helpful for diabetics [7].

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (the primary yeast used in baking and
brewing) is beneficial to humans and can help combat various
infections [8], including according to the German E monograph
Candida albicans. In the text, Medical Mycology John Rippon (Ph.D.,
Mycology, University of Chicago) wrote, "There are over 500 known
species of yeast, all distinctly different. And although the so-
called 'bad yeasts' do exist, the controversy in the natural foods
industry regarding yeast related to health problems which is causing
many health-conscious people to eliminate all yeast products from
their diet is ridiculous." It should also be noted, that W. Crook,
M.D., who was perhaps the nation's best known expert on Candida
albicans, wrote "yeasty foods don't encourage candida
growth...Eating a yeast-containing food does not make candida
organisms multiply" [9]. Some people, however, are allergic to the
cell-wall of yeast [9] and the nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces
cerevisiae) in all Doctors' Research products have had the cell-wall
enzymatically processed to reduce even this unlikely occurrence. It
should also be noted that nutritional yeast is NOT the same as
brewer's yeast which is essentially a waste by-product.

"Superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) is one of the most important enzymes
that function as cellular antioxidants...The absence of this enzyme
is lethal" [2]. "It protects intracellular components from oxidative
damage, converting the superoxide ion to hydrogen peroxide" [2].
S.O.D. is a powerful free radical scavenger which has been
clinically shown to protect the brain, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys,
skin, muscles, penis, nerves, and spinal cord from ischemic injury
[10]. High levels of S.O.D. have been associated with reduced growth
of Candida albicans [11]. Vitamin B5, Pantothenate naturally
contains S.O.D.

Rice bran is also a Food complex source of silicon and B vitamins
[12-14]. Since Vitamin B5, Pantothenate contains only Foods, unlike
other isolated supplements, it also naturally includes vitamin B-1
(thiamin), vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), vitamin B-3 (niacinamide),
vitamin B-6, folate, biotin, choline, inositol, and other B vitamin
factors which often work with vitamins B-5, pantothenate. It also
naturally contains healthful Food minerals including phosphorus,
potassium, and magnesium. It contains guar gum which also provides
fiber, which is good for the digestive system [15-16]. All these
factors make 100% Food Vitamin B-5, Pantothenate the choice for
doctors interested in truly natural health.

Vitamin B-5, Pantothenate is 100% Food. It contains no isolated,
synthetic, or USP 'vitamins' unlike some products which claim to be
natural. It should be considered as the logical supplement when
pantothenate is expected to be helpful. Why would anyone want to
recommend the counterfeit instead?

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