Pantethine is an active form of pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is a vital component of coenzyme A, a cofactor in dozens of enzymatic reactions, including reactions involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
Facilitate the metabolism of fatty acids by activating coenzyme A, which promotes carnitine’s transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria and subsequent intra-mitochondrial oxidation of those fatty acids.
- Supplementation has been found to support good cardiovascular health.
- Increases in beneficial HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein A1 have been associated with pantethine supplementation.
- Considered to be an “anti-stress” vitamin because it supports healthy adrenal cortex function and hormone synthesis, particularly during times of stress.
- Clinical trials suggest that pantethine might have more benefit than pantothenic acid because its biochemical configuration is closer to coenzyme A than pantothenic acid.
- Promotes the removal of cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion.
- Pantothenic acid deficiency can result in adrenal atrophy, which is characterized by increased fatigue, sleep disturbances, nausea and abdominal discomfort.