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Is pantothene same as pantothenic acid?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: 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:.

In brief: 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:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
This is the best article I have found on pantethine: http://www.wellnessresources.com/tips/articles/pantethine_boost_your_brain_cardio_health_metabolism_and_detoxification/
In brief: Yes
Pantothenic acid, also called pantothenate or vitamin b5.

In brief: Yes
Pantothenic acid, also called pantothenate or vitamin b5.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Randy Baker
The question is confusing becuase "Pantothene" does not exist, but if the questioner means "Pantethine", while related to B5, it is a different form. See http://www.wellnessresources.com/tips/articles/pantethine_boost_your_brain_cardio_health_metabolism_and_detoxification/
Dr. David Hettinger
Sorry, I didn't read "pantethene," I thought it said pantothenate!
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