Firm skin, radiant complexion – the body needs a very specific vitamin for this: vitamin B5. In part four of our series, you will learn which foods contain the nutrient and how a deficiency becomes noticeable.
“Queen of skin vitamins” – vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is also known by this nickname. It improves skin elasticity, stimulates cell division, and relieves irritation.
What is vitamin B5 in?
The body needs around five to six milligrams of vitamin B5 every day to meet its needs. With a balanced diet, this is not a problem. The daily requirement of an adult is, for example, 100 grams of rolled oats, two slices of rye bread, 100 grams of rice, a chicken egg, and an avocado. Whole grain products and animal offal also contain a particularly large amount of the vitamin.
How does a vitamin B5 deficiency manifest itself?
Vitamin B5 deficiency is extremely rare. Nevertheless, it can happen that either not enough vitamin B5 is supplied through the diet
Typical symptoms of a vitamin B5 deficiency are tiredness and weakness, headaches, sleep disorders, digestive problems and abdominal pain, abnormal sensations in the feet (burning feet syndrome), poor wound healing, and changes in the skin and mucous membranes.