Can I get enough vitamin B5 through my diet?

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Most people get enough vitamin B5 in their diet by eating plenty of peas, beans, whole grains, meats, poultry and fish. Depending on their age, children should be getting between two and four mg. (milligrams) per day. Adolescents older than 14 years of age and adults should get five mg./day. Breastfeeding females are recommended seven mg./day and pregnant women are recommended to get six mg. of vitamin B5 per day.

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