II. Background

  1. Water soluble B Vitamin
  2. Wide variety of food sources
  3. Deficiency (rare)
    1. Fatigue
    2. Nausea or Vomiting
    3. Abdominal Pain

III. Physiology

  1. Antioxidant properties
  2. Part of Coenzyme A (Acetyl CoA, succinyl CoA, malonyl CoA), and of B2 complex
  3. Part of acyl carrier Protein in Fatty Acid synthesis
  4. Growth factor
  5. Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Metabolism
  6. Lipid, Cholesterol and steroid Hormone synthesis

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