How does vitamin B5 work?

Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is absorbed by the body through the foods that you eat.

When you eat beans, peas, whole grains, meat, and fish, your body processes the vitamin B5 that is found in those foods. If you do not eat enough of these foods, you will have to take vitamin B5 supplements. These supplements are orally ingested, and the body then uses them as it would the naturally found vitamin.

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