Now . . . vitamin B5, also known as "pantothenic acid" and the "anti-stress" vitamin, is one of the most important vitamins for human life. It's necessary for making blood cells and it helps the conversion of our food into energy for the body. Meaning it helps to convert protein, carbohydrates and fat into energy for our cells.
And if you were vitamin B5 deficient . . . you would have symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, depression, irritability, vomiting, stomach pains, burning feet and/or upper respiratory infections.
Vitamin B5 is vital for metabolism and energy. And can help keep skin soft, smooth and healthy. It's an anti-inflammatory that can help stimulate the skin's healing process. There's even studies that show vitamin B5 can help facial acne and reduce the number of acne-related facial blemishes when taken as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin B5 can help increase hair growth by supporting and protecting the "adrenal glands".
And most importantly . . . vitamin B5 has the ability to be the "SWITCH" the body needs to "cytokine" health. Remember we've spoken of this in previous Health tips . . . controlling the cytokine in our body.
Well . . . B5 is able to control and balance our "anti-inflammatory" cytokines and our "pro-inflammatory" cytokines. Which as a result can help to protect us from illness and disease including this "virus"!
So what food is a good source of vitamin B5???
Well . . . you can find it in . . . I'll start from the most to the least . . .
Shiitake mushrooms, salmon, avocados, lean chicken breast, skirt steaks, sunflower seeds, whole milk, lean pork chops, sweet potatoes and lentils.
So as you can see . . . B5 is not only a very important element to a healthy body and losing weight, but it also aids in relief for a "cytokine storm".
Tomorrow we continue with vitamin B6
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