Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic acid, is widely found in both vegetables, meat, cereal grains, legumes, eggs and milk.
Vitamin B5 is commercially available as D-pantothenic acid, as well as dexpanthenol and calcium pantothenate, which are chemicals made in the lab from D-pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins.
Dexpanthenol, which is made from pantothenic acid, is applied to the skin for itching, promoting healing of mild eczemas and other skin conditions, insect stings, bites, poison ivy, diaper rash and acne. It is also applied topically for preventing and treating skin reactions to radiation therapy.
Texas Transdermals’ Multivitamin patch contains the proper supplemental dose of vitamin B5.