This item is 2270 grams (5.0 lb) Calcium D- Pantothenate, also called Vitamin B5, pure powder, with pharmaceutical quality (U.S. Pharmacopeia, USP). There is not any additive or filler inside. Manufacturer assayed as 99%+/-. It is fresh enough for use.
Appearance: white powder; Taste: bitter, odorless; solubility: Soluble in water; Store in cool and dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.
This Calcium d-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) powder is good for direct consumption, formulation, R&D (research and development), cosmetic purpose, or your any other business purpose.
Generally Suggested Use: For adults, doses vary from 100 mg (0.1 gram) to more than 12 grams daily for different purpose. For general purpose, usually take 500mg daily, that is 5000% of Daily Value (*Percent Daily Values is based on a 2,000 calorie diet); for acne purpose, dose is range from 2 grams to 12 grams daily in divided times. 1/8 teaspoon of this powder is about 500mg, 1/4 teaspoon of this powder is about 1 gram (1000 mg). If you want accurate weigh dose amount, an accurate balance (0.01g-100g) is recommended. Or do your own research for dosage and your usage purpose.
Vitamin B5 benefits energy production, healthy cholesterol and triglyceride level. It is good for cosmetic product, and skin care, such as acne.
Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is vital for normal physiological functions. Pantothenic acid is a precursor to form coenzyme-A (CoA), and is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrate, proteins, and fats. It is thus a necessary factor for Krebís cycle of energy production. As one of B vitamins, B5 is also required for the production of steroids and neurotransmitter. The production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine needs B5. This vitamin is also important in the management of healthy cholesterol and triglyceride level. B5 is also widely used in hair care products and emollients. It is great in shampoo, toners, and lotions for moisturizing effect, to make hair easier to comb, to reduces hair splitting, and to improves the condition of damages hair. B5 deficiency is the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris [Leung LH. Pantothenic acid deficiency as the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. Med Hypotheses. 1995 Jun;44(6):490-2]. Thus supplement B5 is effective for acne. Calcium d-Pantothenate is often used supplement form of B5, because as a salt, it is more stable than pantothenic acid in the digestive tract allowing for better absorption.
Safety: Vitamin B5 is quite safe, there is no tolerable upper level intake has been established for it. There is no reported side effect, and massive doses (e.g. 10g/day) may incur mild intestinal distress and diarrhea.