Pantothenic acid is Vitamin B5, and is referred to as the “anti-stress” hormone and a “stamina enhancer”.  It assists and supports adrenal function, while also regulating the conversion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to energy.

b6-foodsYes, this means this important vitamin could help with fatigue and weight loss at the same time.  It can also help with other medical problems such as PMS, water retention, fibromyalgia, diabetes and hypoglycemia.

A prudent dose would be 500 mg twice a day, but there is a study with weight loss where panothenic acid was used in doses of 2500 mg four times a day, and this resulted in a weight loss of 1.2 kg per week.

For those who want to keep it natural, foods which contain panothenic acid are beef, brewer’s yeast, eggs, vegetables, kidney, legumes, liver, mushrooms, nuts, pork, fish, rye and wheat flours.