What is pantothenic acid?

Otherwise known as Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is a natural vitamin widely found in meats, vegetables, cereals and legumes. It is often consumed in conjunction with other B vitamins as part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s a common ingredient in over the counter medicine, healthy soft drinks and common herbal remedies to alleviate all manner of ailments. The acid is absorbed directly into the bloodstream by the intestines, ensuring quick travel around the body to soothe aches and pains.

What can pantothenic acid do?

Though mostly taken alongside other B vitamins, research has suggested that just a small dosage of the acid can potentially help treat skin reactions to radiotherapy, as well as contribute towards recovery from surgery, sprains, hair loss, headaches, muscle cramps and more. Vitamin B5 has also proven to help alleviate a variety of illnesses and pains, ranging from stress and anxiety to asthma and allergies. Pantothenic acid can even increase the production of neurotransmissions from the brain, help us better absorb proteins and fats from the food we eat and improve our heart health by regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Where can I get my daily dose?

By eating the right foods and taking additional supplements, you can ensure you get optimum levels of Vitamin B5 in your diet. Increase your intake of starchy carbohydrates like sweet potatoes or good fats like avocado to really boost your B5 intake and you could look forward to healthier looking skin and hair, less stress and even a healthier heart and head.

Pantothenic acid/Vitamin B5 is also one of the key ingredients in Overhang, the revitalising, low-calorie soft drink made from ginger, milk thistle and a host of vitamins and minerals. This health drink is filled with Vitamin B5 and is a perfect addition to that early morning breakfast or a post-workout pick-me-up. At only 58 calories per drink, Overhang is a sure fire way to replenish your body with refreshing goodness.

Sound delicious? Check out this link to find out more: Amazon Link. You can also find Overhang in stores across the UK. Try looking in Morrisons, Tesco*, ASDA*, WHSmith**, and Holland & Barrett.

*South-West of England. **Travel Stores