“The Exerciser’s Friend
No.2”. (Exerciser’s Friend
No.1 = Vitamin
B2). Water soluble. A member of
the B-complex family of vitamins.
Vitamin B5 also helps to maintain
normal growth and a healthy nervous
Deficiencies are rare in humans on
a normal diet because it is widely
distributed in foods. However it is
often included in multivitamin preparations.
Over the past 10 years, vitamin B5
has become a popular supplement due
to its ability to boost energy levels
and improve the immune response (by
encouraging the lymphatic system).
Assists in the building of body cells,
normal skin and the utilization of
Encourages healing of wounds.
Encourages the immune system.
Builds resistance to stress.
Reduces the effects of stress on the
Lowers cholesterol levels and protects
against heart disease.
Prevents and treats arthritis.
May detoxify alcohol.
Retarded growth (in children).
Lowered resistance to infection.
U.S. RDA: 10mg
EU RDA: 6mg
Supplements up to 100 mg is ok. Doses
over 300mg should be medically supervised.
Caffeine. Alcohol. Sugar.
more info on nutrient destroyers
None known. However doses greater
than 300mg should be medically supervised.