Nutrition for the Brain: Pantothenic Acid

Dr. Robert Melillo

Nutrition for the Brain Pantothenic Acid Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid is important for proper brain function as outlined in Dr. Robert Melillo’s book “The Disconnected Kids The Nutrition Plan.” This series, “Nutrition for the Brain,” will explore the nutrients that are most important to brain development and childhood health.

PANTOTHENIC ACID, VITAMIN B5: MEMORY AND FUNCTION

Pantothenic Acid or Vitamin B-5 offers many health benefits. It’s required for energy, normal brain function, and fat metabolism. It also helps to boost memory and regulate the autonomic nervous system through the production of neurotransmitters like acetylcholine.

VITAMIN B5 & AUTISM

Commonly known as the anti-stress vitamin, Vitamin B5 may help with both autism and ADHD, easing anxiety, irritability and other related symptoms. It  may also increase the effectiveness of vitamin B6, a supplement that has shown great promise for treating autistic symptoms.

KID FRIENDLY FOODS THAT CONTAIN VITAMIN B5, PANTOTHENIC ACID

Since B vitamins like Vitamin B5 are water-soluble and not stored in the body, it’s important to get adequate amounts daily through food. Pantothenic acid can be found in a wide variety of foods, many of which are removed during our recommended food elimination program for kids with a brain imbalance. Therefore, it’s important to add these approved foods to ensure daily intake of pantothenic acid:

  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Meats (all varieties)
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower Seeds

More information on Vitamin B5 can be found on page 100 of my book “The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan.”

PANTOTHENIC ACID (VITAMIN B5) INFOGRAPHIC

Vitamin-B5-Infographic-Dr-Robert-MelilloABOUT THE BOOK

Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of The Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain.

Disclaimer: The information presented on this web site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment of specific medical conditions. Discuss this information with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you and your family.

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