Vitamin B5

Spruce is high in Vitamin B5. Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, plays a critical role in breaking down fats, making red blood cells and supporting healthy skin.

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Vitamin B refers to several different types of vitamins that, together, are known as the B-complex vitamins. There are eight B Vitamins in total: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. Spruce contains a nutritionist-approved and professionally crafted mix of five B vitamins; we have selected these five to give you the optimum range of benefits.


Vitamin B5 is a water soluble vitamin and one of the most important vitamins for human life. It’s necessary for making red blood cells, breaking down fats and converting food in to energy. It is also  known as pantothenic acid, a name derived from the Greek word ‘pantos’ meaning everywhere (due to Vitamin B5 being found in a wide variety of foods).

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Spruce is high in Vitamin B5, and  pantothenic acid can be considered a bit of a busy-B. B5 is crucial for the creation of red blood cells, which help carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, as well as helping remove carbon dioxide. Vitamin B5 has a key role in synthesising Coenzyme A. Coenzyme A is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and is important for converting foods and nutrients into energy.

Key benefits of Vitamin B5:

  • Vital for metabolism
  • Creating of red blood cells
  • Synthesizing coenzyme A which aids energy production
  • Promoting healthy skin and tissue
  • Helps support the nervous system
  • Helps lower bad cholesterol
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B5 is also very important for making and breaking down fats, as well as playing a key role in promoting healthy skin. You’ll often see B5 feature in healthy and beauty products for this very reason. There is also a popular opinion that Vitamin B5 helps prevent grey hairs…

Sources of Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is naturally found in a wide range of different food groups. It is abundant in certain animals such as chicken, tuna, egg, yoghurt and beef liver, as well as easily sourced vegetables such as broccoli, avocado, mushroom, potato and carrots, sunflower seeds and oats.

Despite being present in several “common” foods, the benefits of B5 are such that we didn’t want to leave it to chance, so we are very pleased Spruce is high in Vitamin B5.

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The RDA, or NRV (Nutritional Reference Value), for Vitamin B5 in adults is 6 mg (milligram) daily in the UK and EU. One made up Spruce contains 3 mg (50% of NRV), meaning you can enjoy multiple Spruce drinks in a day.

Vitamin B5 is water soluble, which means excess vitamins will pass through in your urine. That being said, one shouldn’t consume more than 1 to 2g a day. It is always best to check with a doctor before taking a supplement, especially if you have an existing health condition, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.