Vitamin B5 Calcium Pantonthenate
Vitamin B5 is found in foods such as meat, liver, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, wheat bran, soy beans and yeast. Vitamin B5 is a precursor of Coenzyme A (Krebb’s energy cycle). In manufactured foods, Vitamin B5 has relatively good process and storage stability although in fortified foods, extra Vitamin B5 may be needed to allow for losses during processing and over shelf-life; to achieve any required labelling claims. Agents such as trace metals, low pH, high temperature, oxygen, oxidising/reducing agents and UV light, can accelerate the breakdown of vitamin B5 in solution.
According to The EU Register of Approved Health Claims (2018), fortified foods with sufficient levels of added vitamin B5 can have several product claims including those relating to energy, reduced tiredness and fatigue and the formation of steroid hormones. Calcium pantothenate is the most common of the three approved forms of vitamin B5 – generally available in relatively pure form.
- Food supplements in tablet form
- Fortified food products including drinks and meal replacers
- Sports-related energy drinks requiring approved performance claims relating to ‘energy production’ and ‘reduced tiredness and fatigue’
- Pets vitamin supplements
- Cosmetic lotions
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