Panthetine Benefits for Memory

By M. Chris Wolf, PH.D.

Panthetine benefits for memory appear to be the B5 vitamin's role in the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the brain as well as other parts of the body. Optimal levels of Panthetine, also referred to as Pantothenic acid, in the blood stream are associated with stress reduction. When a person is under stress, it is common for them to have difficulty with memory. While Panthetine is considered a dietary supplement and does not require a prescription, it is advised to check with the doctor prior to starting a trial of this vitamin since it affects the way some medications for Alzheimer's disease work. (Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2011)

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Get more info on NR Essentials Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin - the active form of B12. B12 is used to form red blood cells, support nerve cell health, assist in protein and DNA synthesis, and contribute to fat and protein metabolism. It may help restore energy levels. Panthetine benefits from memory include the following:

Panthetine Effectiveness with Conditions Affecting Memory

People who experience the following conditions have reported panthetine benefits for memory after beginning a Pantothenic acid regime:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Memory issues related to aging;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Alzheimer's disease.

While Pantothenic acid has not been tested in clinical trials like prescription medications are evaluated, studies are underway to confirm the efficacy of this B vitamin in treating the memory loss associated with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Panthetine benefits for memory are still being studied.

The symptoms associated with Pantothenic acid deficiency include fatigue, insomnia, depression, and irritability. When a person experiences any of these symptoms, even when they are not related to a B5 Deficiency, the person is likely to have some temporary issues with memory. Panthetine benefits for memory include:

The Way Pantothenic Acid Works in the Body

Pantothenic acid helps the body to use carbohydrates and proteins in the body. Additionally, it is essential for the production of red blood cells and regulation of the adrenal glands. All of these mechanisms allude to the importance of B5 in maintaining a proper energy level, which is vital in healthy memory function. Pantothenic acid is thought to slow atrophy (shrinkage) in the brain. Brain atrophy is associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Appropriate Dosage and Possible Drug Interactions

While vitamin B5 is found in foods that most people eat, some people find it useful to take supplements containing B5. The recommended dosage for B5 is 5 mg per day once a doctor approves the use of this supplement. The use of Pantothenic acid is not recommended for people who havebleeding disorders. Additionally, B5 appears to interfere with some antibiotics, especially tetracycline. Patients with Alzheimer's disease who take cholinesterase inhibitor medications, such as Donepezil (Aricept), Memantine hydrochloride (Ebixa), Galantamine (Reminyl) and Rivastigmine (Exelon), are advised not to take of Pantothenic acid supplements because of the likelihood of significant side effects. (University of Maryland Medical Center)

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. (2011, July 21).

University of Maryland Medical Center. (n.d.). Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid). Retrieved October 10, 2011, from University of Maryland Medical Center

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