Calcium D-pantothenate, also referred to as vitamin B-5, is an essential nutrient your body uses to generate energy by breaking down carbohydrates and fats. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Calcium D-pantothenate?
D-Calcium Pantothenate USP derives from chemically synthesized β-aminopropionitrile and dl-pantolactone. It has a white powder appearance and is water soluble. D-Calcium Pantothenate USP is added to a number of food products for babies and small children, food products for athletes, low-calorie and calorie-reduced foods, and vitamin-fortified juices.
Possible Side Effects of Calcium D-pantothenate
Although Calcium D-pantothenate generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- Problem in bone growth tissues
- Urinary calcium stone form
- Chest pain
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Calcium D-pantothenate is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Calcium D-pantothenate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Calcium D-pantothenate.
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