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Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K
   Water-Soluble  Vitamins:
Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B12 Pantothenic Acid
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                Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) - USA - Vitamins and Mineral nutrients
              Recommended Dietary Intake of Vitamins and Mineral Nutrients for Germany (DGE*)

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid helps turn food into energy. It is important for cholesterol and fat metabolism.

Pantothenic Acid: In-depth

Pantothenic acid is a water-soluble vitamin which belongs to the vitamin B complex. Pantothenic acid is needed for the composition of coenzyme A which plays a central role in metabolism. It is also needed for the composition and decomposition of carbohydrates, fats, amino acids as well as the synthesis of cholesterol. In addition to this, pantothenic acid is also needed for the formation of steroid hormones (hormones produced by the adrenal glands).

Pantothenic acid is synthesised by intestinal bacteria.

Panthothenic Acid: Requirement, deficiency, oversupply

Recommended dietary intake of panthothenic acid according to the DGE*




19 - 25

6 mg

6 mg

25 - 51

6 mg

6 mg

51 - 65

6 mg

6 mg

over 65

6 mg

6 mg

*Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung - a German Nutrition Society.

There are no known pantothenic acid deficiency symptoms as a result of an insufficient dietary consumption.

There are likewise no known side effects as a result of an excessive intake of pantothenic acid.


Pantothenic acid in food

Pantothenic acid is found in almost all foods. Foods with larger amounts of pantothenic acid include fish, liver, fish, yeast, whole wheat foods and legumes.

Pantothenic acid in 100 g food:

Chicken egg: 1.6 mg
Butter: 47 mg
Peanuts: 2.7 mg
Broccoli: 1.29 mg
Lentils: 1.57 mg
Peas: 1.99 mg
Liver: 6.8 - 7.9 mg
Fried chicken: 0.96 mg


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