- May 23, 2013 at 4:57 am #104978
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Apparently its not a part of the forum protocol. Quite frankly I’m quite surprised that this one has escaped the attention of everyone for this long. Pantethine (the active form of vitamin B5) is an essential part of any candida supplement protocol. It is as vital as anything else a person can take and can have the same impact that molybdenum has on detoxifying aldehydes and remaining healthy feeling through die off. If you are only taking molybdenum, then you are unnecessarily experiencing some die off symptoms that some b5 could definitely help out with. For me personally, it is so important that I cannot work if I forget to take it. Then I can bust ass as usual only a few hours after taking it. The minimum effective doseage is roughly 500 mg per day and can safely be ingested up to 1250 mg per day. It is best taken in 2 doses, morning and late afternoon/ early evening as it can energize enough to prevent sleep in some people.
An important function of pantethine for environmental illness patients is its ability of its metabolties such as taurine, pantetheine, coenzyme A, and pantothenate, to increase levels of an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) which converts highly toxic aldehydes into harmless acetic acid (which can be converted back into energy providing CoA). Sources of aldehydes include acetaldehyde produced by intestinal Candida overgrowth, and formaldehyde from cigarette smoke, household furnishings, and air pollution. By increasing ALDH pantethine may therefore benefit those suffering from Candida-related illness and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and reduce symptoms.
Pantethine and its product CoA are taken up and stored in the adrenal glands in large amounts. They are required for the production of steroid hormones by the adrenal glands including cortisol, DHEA, and the sex steroids testosterone and oestrogen. Pantethine may therefore be of use in states of stress and adrenal fatigue.
Finally, substantial research has demonstrated that pantethine supplementation in the range of 300-1200mg per day has a beneficial effect on markers of blood lipids and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Pantethine reduces total and LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, while increasing beneficial HDL-cholesterol.
Pantetheine Source & Availability
Pantethine is the active form of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5). Pantethine has a valuable role in detoxifying poisons from Candida infections, and supporting normal cholesterol levels in the body. It is the number one supplement recommended at The Atkins Center. Make this highly regarded nutrient part of your daily nutritional program.
Pantetheine Medicinal Value
Dr. Atkins prescribes Pantethine to his Crohn’s Disease and Colitis patients as a result of a study demonstrating that people with colitis have markedly decreased Coenzyme A activity in the mucosal surface of their colons, even when the blood levels of pantothenic acid are normal. Dr. Atkins concluded, based on his success with his patients, that Pantethine bypasses the block in converting Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) to Coenzyme A. But also, that Pantethine is a growth factor for lactobacillus bulgaricus and bifidobacterium that we know help control yeast overgrowth.
By upping body levels of a body enzyme, pantethine counteracts brain fog, certain allergic sensitivities, and some consequences of alcoholism. In people with candidiasis, the enzyme fights off a toxic byproduct called acetaldehyde, which is thought to cause brain fog, often-suffered but rarely diagnosed.
Pantethine is the stable structure of Pantetheine, which is the biologially active form of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5.) It is the precursor to co-enzyme A (CoA.) Co-enzyme A plays a central role in the production of energy in your cells via a biochemical pathway called the Krebs’ cycle. This involves the production of energy from fats & carbohydrates. Pantothenic acid is also essential for adrenal gland function.*
Chemicals known as acetaldehydes accumulate in your body from alcohol intake, cigarette smoking, chronic candida infections & vehicle exhaust fumes. The aldehydes inhibit co-enzyme A & thus decrease energy production. Chronic aldehyde exposure also contributes to heart disease & has damaging effects on brain function. Acetaldehyde also impairs the red blood cells delivery of oxygen to your body’s cells. It also induces a deficiency of vitamin B1, B3, & pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Pantethine has been found to help decrease aldehyde levels.*
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