Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) can be found in many foods, such as whole-grain cereals, legumes, eggs, meat, avocado and yogurt. Vitamin B5 has been called the “anti-stress vitamin” (cited in print since at least 1977) because it helps to produce adrenal hormones that fight stress. The nickname “anti-stress vitamin” had previously been used in the 1960s to describe vitamin C.
Magnesium has been called the “Anti-Stress Mineral.” Other vitamin nicknames include “Anti-Infective Vitamin” (Vitamin A), “Anti-Sterility Vitamin” (Vitamin E), “Forgotten Vitamin” (Vitamin K), “Morale Vitamin” (Vitamin B1), “Sunshine Vitamin” (Vitamin D), “Memory Vitamin” (Choline), “Vitamin of Memory” (Vitamin B1) and “Woman’s Vitamin” (Vitamin B6).
Wikipedia: Pantothenic acid
Pantothenic acid, also called pantothenate or vitamin B5 (a B vitamin), is a water-soluble vitamin discovered by Roger J. Williams in 1919. For many animals, pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient. Animals require pantothenic acid to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA), as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Pantothenic acid is the amide between pantoic acid and β-alanine. Its name derives from the Greek pantothen (πάντοθεν) meaning “from everywhere” and small quantities of pantothenic acid are found in nearly every food, with high amounts in whole-grain cereals, legumes, eggs, meat, royal jelly, avocado, and yogurt. It is commonly found as its alcohol analog, the provitamin panthenol, and as calcium pantothenate. Pantothenic acid is an ingredient in some hair and skin care products.
Stress for Success:
A Holistic Approach to Stress and its Management
By Donald R. Morse and Merrick L. Furst
New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Editorial. Pantothenate — The “anti-stress” vitamin. Prevention 29(11):127-132, 1977.
The Complete Book of Vitamins
By the editors of Prevention magazine
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press
Pantothenate—The Anti-Stress Vitamin.
How to Live in Total Health
By Michael Sharon
Pantothenic acid, the famous anti-stress vitamin, is very effective in high doses and highly recommended in treating allergies,
A Natural Lifesaving Prescription for Your Body and Mind
By Stephen T. Sinatra
New York, NY: Bantam Books
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) Pantothenic acid, also referred to as vitamin B-5, is known as the “anti-stress vitamin” because of its crucial role in energy metabolism. In situations of severe emotional and physical stress, it is not uncommon for some individuals to need an additional 500 mg of pantothenic acid per day.
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By Frank W. Cawood and Associates.
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Another important B vitamin is B5, sometimes called the “anti-stress” vitamin. It works to keep your adrenal gland functioning properly. Foods high in B vitamins are peas, beans, lean meat, poultry, fish, whole-grain breads and cereals, bananas, and potatoes.
What is Panthethine & Why Do I Need It?
By Andrea Celmins • ProHealth.com • February 14, 2000
Pantethine is the biologically active form of Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), an antioxidant and anti-stress vitamin. Pantethine is the chief precursor to coenzyme A, the most active metabolic enzyme in the human body. Metabolic enzymes influence the body’s cells and blood and assist chemical reactions that control metabolism.
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25 April 2000, New Straits Times (Malaysia), “Keeping healthy with vitamins,” pg. 4, col. 3:
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Sometimes known as the anti-stress vitamin, it plays a vital role in the production of adrenal hormones and energy. Studies also show that it can stimulate cell growth in the healing process, reorganise old cells and expand their life span.
Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid—All About “The Anti-Stress Vitamin”
By Alison Stanton June 28, 2010 - 7:45am
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is nicknamed “the anti-stress vitamin.” Doesn’t that make you want to run out right now and buy a bottle of vitamin B5, or eat a big steak with mushrooms on top (both rich natural sources of the nutrient?). I don’t know about you, but I’m always delighted when I find a natural supplement that can help relieve stress.
Vitamin B5 got this nickname because has been shown to help boost the immune system and improve our ability to deal with and withstand stressful situations. Specifically, it helps our bodies produce hormones that are needed when fighting stress.