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What is the effect of pantothenic acid?

What is the effect of pantothenic acid?

Varies based on use: Pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) has been reported to help relieve the symptoms of gout directly, although not by studies. It is used in acne treatments, but is has been reported to help with the excretion process of uric acid. ...Read more

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Is pantothene same as pantothenic acid?

Is pantothene same as pantothenic acid?

No- related,not same: Pantethine is composed of two molecules of pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) linked by cysteamine bridging groups. It costs a lot more than pantothenic acid. One reason to take it vs. B5 is that pantethine is one of the best ways to lower cholesterol- it lowers LDL about 13%, triglycerides 30% & raises HDL 10%. It also has many other potential health benefits. See comment for more info:. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pantothenic acid to work on acne?

How long does it take for pantothenic acid to work on acne?

It doesn't: One 1995 paper, a speculative essay, is the basis for "holistic" claims that pantothenic acid helps acne. The only peer-reviewed paper is ped derm 2002 suggesting that a pantothenic acid helps with the rough side-effects of the topical retinoic acid that actually works. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, move to systemic antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Is pantothene same as pantothenic acid?

No- related,not same: Pantethine is composed of two molecules of pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) linked by cysteamine bridging groups. It costs a lot more than pantothenic acid. One reason to take it vs. B5 is that pantethine is one of the best ways to lower cholesterol- it lowers LDL about 13%, triglycerides 30% & raises HDL 10%. It also has many other potential health benefits. See comment for more info:. ...Read more

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What is the effect of pantothenic acid?

Varies based on use: Pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) has been reported to help relieve the symptoms of gout directly, although not by studies. It is used in acne treatments, but is has been reported to help with the excretion process of uric acid. ...Read more

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Can pantothenic acid be used to treat gout?

Can pantothenic acid be used to treat gout?

Pantothenic acid: In high doses, it can have a mild diuretic effect which can be helpful in eliminating uric acid through urine. However, it is not a stand alone treatment for gout. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pantothenic acid to work on acne?

It doesn't: One 1995 paper, a speculative essay, is the basis for "holistic" claims that pantothenic acid helps acne. The only peer-reviewed paper is ped derm 2002 suggesting that a pantothenic acid helps with the rough side-effects of the topical retinoic acid that actually works. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, move to systemic antibiotics if needed. ...Read more