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Does pantothenic acid (B5) 'stimulate' the adrenals?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by dannybex, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    Weird question I know, but about 2 years ago I was told not to take pantothenic acid, because my adrenals were diagnosed as being in the 'burnout' stage -- i.e., putting out too much cortisol at certain times of the day -- and taking any B-5 would just make things worse.

    So I've avoided taking it, things haven't gotten any better, in fact are worse, and so now I'm wondering if it's perhaps something I should've been taking, even in small doses, all along.I've read that cortisol is made from pantothenic acid and cholesterol…not sure if that's correct…but I guess my question still comes back to…Does B-5 actually stimulate the adrenals to put out more cortisol?Thanks in advance,

    Dan
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    I remember reading that the dose used was 1000mg and above.
    The first time i used 1000mg it overstimulated me alot and had issues sleeping.
    I did use lower dose 500mg and it did help with energy.
    Im not really sure by what mechanisms it works.
    I didnt follow on much with the b5 as i ended up using dhea and pregnenolone instead.
    I think i read it from dr lam's adrernal fatigue site where he recommended high doses of vit c and b5.
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    Thanks Heaps, that's kind of what I've read elsewhere. I did look on Lams site awhile back and while he gives lots of information, he also is kind of vague, and says he can only answer in specifics if one does a consultation or program with him. Which makes sense, but that's why I haven't been able to get answers there…yet. :)

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