Vitamin B5 is important for metabolism (degradation) of proteins, carbohydrates and fat. It is also needed for healthy hair growth. It is an antioxidant, involved in metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fat. Pantothenic acid is important for growth, reproduction and is involved in synthesis of haemoglobin and hormones. It decreases levels of bad cholesterol in blood, is involved in the processes of detoxification and promotes wound healing. In case of deficiency of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) in the body, dermatitis, hair loss, disturbance of certain organ functions, allergies occur.