If you have adrenal problems or sleep problems, you may need more vitamin B5.
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0:10 What to know about vitamin B5
1:25 Symptoms of low vitamin B5
1:50 Vitamin B5 and cortisol
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Today we’re going to talk about vitamin B5, your adrenals, and sleep.
Vitamin B5 is essential for the synthesis of:
• Acetylcholine (good for focus and memory)
Vitamin B5 is very important for creating stress hormones, as well as the hormones involved in sleep and your mood. Vitamin B5 can also directly support the cell that controls the circadian rhythm.
Symptoms of a vitamin B5 deficiency:
• Numb hands and feet
• Muscle cramps
• Sleep disturbances
Vitamin B5 is needed to make cortisol. Vitamin B5 also helps regulate cortisol, so it’s not too high or too low.
You’re not going to be able to sleep if you have high cortisol. You can take pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) as a supplement. But, there is another version of pantothenic acid called pantethine that may be more powerful. Pantethine is like the active form of pantothenic acid.
If you have adrenal problems or sleep problems, you may want to take between 500 and 1,000mg of vitamin B5 to help lower cortisol and promote better sleep. Different adrenal body types tend to have higher levels of cortisol, which can lead to adrenal fatigue. Taking vitamin B5 can help to reduce these levels and promote better adrenal health. There are a few different adrenal body types and depending on yours will determine the best course of action. Some adrenal body types are often prone to adrenal problems and sleep problems however taking a high-quality B5 supplement or getting more B5 in your diet is beneficial for all adrenal types.