Pantethine is a form of vitamin B5 that is readily used by the body.* It supports healthy cholesterol metabolism and adrenal function.* Pantethine – an active form of pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5 – is a vital component of coenzyme A, a cofactor in dozens of enzymatic reactions, including reactions involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism.* Pantethine appears to facilitate the metabolism of fatty acids by activating coenzyme A, which promotes carnitine's transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria and subsequent intra-mitochondrial oxidation of those fatty acids.* Consequently, pantethine supplementation has been found to support cardiovascular health.* In addition, increases in beneficial HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein A1 have been associated with pantethine supplementation.* Pantethine is also considered to be an anti-stress vitamin because it supports healthy adrenal cortex function and hormone synthesis, particularly during times of stress.