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How does vitamin B5 affect blood sugar?

Like all B vitamins, vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is vital to normal metabolism, including helping your body convert the energy in food into blood sugar, which can then act as fuel for your body. It is also important for the formation of red blood cells in your body and hormones produced by your adrenal glands and is essential to normal growth and development. Eggs, broccoli, milk, yogurt, shellfish, chicken and many other foods are rich in pantothenic acid. Talk to your doctor for more information about pantothenic acid.

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