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Does vitamin B5 really work to improve health?

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is important for several body functions. It helps cells release energy and helps your body process carbohydrates, protein and fats. It also helps your nervous system function well. Other uses for B5 and pantothenic acid have not been scientifically proven, although your doctor may recommend the use of this vitamin for certain purposes.

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What is vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)?
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Are vitamin B5 supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?
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Are there any risks in taking vitamin B5?
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