Vitamin B5

The main function of vitamin B5, also referred to as pantothenic acid, is the redistribution of fats in the human body. It synthesizes coenzyme-A, and is thus involved in many metabolic processes as well as in cholesterol synthesis. As vitamin B5 also controls oil production of the skin, acne can be treated by the addition of a high dosage of vitamin B5. There are various studies to prove this. The sebum oil production of the skin is reduced and acne disappears. In addition to this effect, pantothenic acid has a positive influence on nerve activity and is involved in the production of various neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin).

  • Regulates fat metabolism in the body
  • Has a positive effect on the activity of the nervous system
  • Production of neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin)


Vitamin B5 is contained in almost all food products. That’s why a vitamin B5 deficiency occurs rather seldom. However, an especially high concentration of vitamin B5 can be found in food products of animal origin, such as liver, meat or milk.

Notes on the treatment of acne with the help of vitamin B5

  • As the body first needs to get used to high doses it is better to start with only 1 gram vitamin B5 each day and to gradually increase the dose to 10 gram
  • In order to achieve a good result, I recommend a daily dose of 6-10 gram of pantothenic acid
  • After acne has healed, the dose can be reduced to 3 gram
  • The doses should be taken distributed over the day so that there is always enough vitamin B in your body