Vitamin B5 is more commonly known as pantothenic acid, and like all other B vitamins, is a water soluble vitamin. For this reason, the body cannot store it and any excess is excreted in the urine. Therefore, it needs to be consumed in the diet on a daily basis.
Similarly to the other B vitamins, the body requires vitamin B5 to help release the energy from the food we eat.
Poultry, beef, eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and wholegrain foods such as brown bread and brown pasta are all good natural sources of vitamin B5.