complete chronic inflammation

According to a recent Korean study, vitamin B5 reduces inflammation by increasing the natural production of coenzyme A and glutathione (an antioxidant). This reduces the state of chronic inflammation, this state of physiological stress, which plays an important role in the development of chronic diseases..

Like all B vitamins, vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid (PA) is water soluble (water soluble). It is found almost everywhere in living organisms, so its name comes from the Greek word “pantos”, meaning “everywhere”. Once in the body, vitamin B5 is converted to coenzyme A, which affects the nervous system and adrenal glands, making it a ‘stress-relieving vitamin’. It is also involved in the formation and regeneration of the skin and mucous membranes, lipid metabolism and plays an important role in the regulatory mechanisms of adrenaline, insulin and porphyrin (a precursor of hemoglobin).

Vitamin B5 deficiency or deficiency can cause insomnia, leg cramps, numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, fatigue, gastrointestinal upset, respiratory infections, or a lack of immunity. The list is long, but it doesn’t end there. One of the biggest benefits of vitamin B5 is its role as a moderator of the major chronic inflammation responsible for the development of cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Vitamin B5 for chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is also called low-grade inflammation. It is related to our lifestyle and constant stress, pollution, sedentary lifestyle, highly processed diet and so on. It is characterized by a small but stable increase in C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation. Vitamin B5 due to its antioxidant role plays an important role in reducing the inflammatory process. However, a long-term relationship between vitamin B5 intake and CRP levels has never been studied. A recent study in Korea aimed to evaluate the long-term relationship between vitamin B5 absorption and CRP levels in healthy adults over 40 years of age with chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation is reduced compared to vitamin B5 intake

In this study, which lasted 5 years, the researchers estimated the intake of vitamin B5 in 908 people (349 men and 559 women) and determined their C-reactive protein intake in parallel. The average daily intake of vitamin B5 was 4.5 mg for men and 4 mg for women. The results after 5 years showed that regular intake of vitamin B5 with food was proportional to the steady decrease in CRP in the subjects, indicating a drastic reduction in chronic inflammation.

Reducing chronic inflammation reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as osteoarthritis, cancer or even Alzheimer’s, researchers say.

Where can I find the best concentration of this vitamin in food?

This vitamin is found mainly in organ meats (especially liver and kidneys), chicken, beef, eggs, mushrooms (especially shiitake), whole grains, oats or even broccoli.

Here are some examples:

– Dried shiitake mushrooms, 10 mushrooms, 36 g = 8 mg of vitamin B5

– Boiled shiitake mushrooms (4 mushrooms), 125 ml (1/2 cup) = 3 mg of vitamin B5

– Livers of lamb, turkey, beef, chicken, veal or pork, cooked

100 g = 4-8 mg of vitamin B5

* Presse Santé aims to communicate health knowledge in a language accessible to all. Under no circumstances should the information provided replace the advice of a healthcare professional.

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