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NOW® Pantothenic Acid
A complex Vitamin
500 mg

Pantothenic Acid is an essential member of the B-Complex vitamins. NOW also distributes a full line of B-Vitamins and hundreds of other popular supplements. Since 1968, NOW has been dedicated source of quality products available through your health food store.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily, preferably with meals.

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Pantothenic Acid 500.00 mg 5000%
Pantothenic Acid 500.00 mg 5000%
Calcium 45.00 mg 5%
Calcium 45.00 mg 5%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate

contains no yeast, wheat, corn, gluten, soy, milk or preservatives.

NOW FOODS, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Health Notes

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic Acid
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

High Cholesterol
Dose: 300 mg pantethine taken two to four times per day
Pantethine, a byproduct of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), may help reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the body.(more)
High Triglycerides
Dose: 300 mg pantethine three times per day
Pantethine, a byproduct of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), has been shown to lower triglyceride levels in several clinical trials.(more)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: 2,000 mg daily
People with rheumatoid arthritis may be partially deficient in pantothenic acid. In one trial, taking pantothenic acid resulted in less morning stiffness, disability, and pain.(more)
Acne Vulgaris
Dose: Refer to label instructions
In a preliminary trial, taking panthothenic acid supplements and applying a topical cream improved moderate acne in two months and severe acne within six months. (more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: 300 mg pantethine taken two to four times per dayPantethine, a byproduct of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), may help reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the body. Several preliminary and several controlled trials have found that pantethine (300 mg taken two to four times per day) significantly lowers serum cholesterol levels and may also increase HDL.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9However, a double-blind trial in people whose high blood cholesterol did not change with diet and drug therapy, found that pantethine was also not effective.10 Common pantothenic acid has not been reported to have any effect on high blood cholesterol.
References

1. Galeone F, Scalabrino A, Giuntoli F, et al. The lipid-lowering effect of pantethine in hyperlipidemic patients: a clinical investigation. Curr Ther Res 1983;34:383-90.

2. Miccoli R, Marchetti P, Sampietro T, et al. Effects of pantethine on lipids and apolipoproteins in hypercholesterolemic diabetic and non diabetic patients. Curr Ther Res 1984;36:545-9.

3. Avogaro P, Bon B, Fusello M. Effect of pantethine on lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in man. Curr Ther Res 1983;33;488-93.

4. Coronel F, Tornero F, Torrente J, et al. Treatment of hyperlipemia in diabetic patients on dialysis with a physiological substance. Am J Nephrol 1991;11:32-6.

5. Arsenio L, Bodria P, Magnati G, et al. Effectiveness of long-term treatment with pantethine in patients with dyslipidemia. Clin Ther 1986;8:537-45.

6. Prisco D, Rogasi PG, Matucci M, et al. Effect of oral treatment with pantethine on platelet and plasma phospholipids in IIa hyperlipoproteinemia. Angiology 1987;38:241-7.

7. Gaddi A, Descovich GC, Noseda G, et al. Controlled evaluation of pantethine, a natural hypolipidemic compound, in patients with different forms of hyperlipoproteinemia. Atherosclerosis 1984;50:73-83.

8. Rumberger JA, Napolitano J, Azumano I, et al. Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5 used as a nutritional supplement, favorably alters low-density lipoprotein cholesterol metabolism in low- to moderate-cardiovascular risk North American subjects: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation. Nutr Res 2011;31:608-15.

9. Evans M, Rumberger JA, Azumano I, et al. Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, favorably alters total, LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in low to moderate cardiovascular risk subjects eligible for statin therapy: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation. Vasc Health Risk Manag 2014;10:89?100.

10. Da Col PG, et al. Pantethine in the treatment of hyper-cholesterolemia: a randomized double-blind trial versus tiadenol. Curr Ther Res 1984;36:314.

High Triglycerides
Dose: 300 mg pantethine three times per day

Pantethine is a byproduct of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Several clinical trials have shown that 300 mg of pantethine taken three times per day will lower TG levels.1, 2, 3 Pantothenic acid, which is found in most B vitamins, does not have this effect.

References

1. Arsenio L, Bodria P, Magnati G, et al. Effectiveness of long-term treatment with pantethine in patients with dyslipidemia. Clin Ther 1986;8:537-45.

2. Avogaro P, Bon B, Fusello M. Effect of pantethine on lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in man. Curr Ther Res 1983;33;488-93.

3. Maggi GC, Donati C, Criscuoli G. Pantethine: a physiological lipomodulating agent, in the treatment of hyperlipidemias. Curr Ther Res 1982;32:380-6.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: 2,000 mg daily

Research suggests that people with RA may be partially deficient in pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).1 In one placebo-controlled trial, those with RA had less morning stiffness, disability, and pain when they took 2,000 mg of pantothenic acid per day for two months.2

References

1. Barton-Wright EC, Elliott WA. The pantothenic acid metabolism of rheumatoid arthritis. Lancet 1963;ii:862-3.

2. General Practitioner Research Group. Calcium pantothenate in arthritic conditions. Practitioner 1980;224:208-11.

Acne Vulgaris
Dose: Refer to label instructions

In a preliminary trial, people with acne were given 2.5 grams of pantothenic acid orally four times per day, for a total of 10 grams per day-a remarkably high amount.1 A cream containing 20% pantothenic acid was also applied topically four to six times per day. With moderate acne, near-complete relief was seen within two months, while severe conditions took at least six months to respond. Eventually, the intake of pantothenic acid was reduced to 1 to 5 grams per day-still a very high amount.

References

1. Leung LH. Pantothenic acid deficiency as the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. Med Hypotheses 1995;44:490-2.

Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the Kreb's cycle of energy production and is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is also essential in producing, transporting, and releasing energy from fats. Synthesis of cholesterol (needed to manufacture vitamin D and steroid hormones) depends on pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid also activates the adrenal glands.1 Pantethine-a byproduct of pantothenic acid-has been reported to lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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    I started taking this along with my HTP 5 because the review here said that they recommend it. So I hope in the long run it work. Still in trail period.

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      I have only been using for a couple weeks, but my oily skin is starting to improve. If the cystic acne goes away totally, I will be beyond happy! It is said that it takes 4-8 weeks, so I will try to remember to update in February.

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