Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)

Overview:
Calcium Pantothenate is a synthetic form and a source of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) with nootropic actions. Vitamin B5 can improve concentration and benefit memory and learning.

Scientific Name:
Calcium 3-[(2R)-2,4-Dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanamido]propanoate

Mechanisms:

  • Vitamin B5 is used in the synthesis of coenzyme A (CoA), having a key role in energy metabolism[1]
  • Vitamin B5 is necessary for the synthesis of acetylcholine – increases neuroplasticity, and improves concentration and comprehension and reduces brain fog[1,2]
  • Synergistic with cholinergic compounds[1]
References

[1] Tahiliani AG, Beinlich CJ (1991). Pantothenic acid in health and disease. Vitam Horm, 46:165-228. doi: 10.1016/S0083-6729(08)60684-6
[2] Gold PE (2003). Acetylcholine: cognitive and brain functions. Neurobiol Learn Mem, 80(3):177. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2003.07.002