Common Questions

What is Pantesin?

Pantesin is a high-quality, branded form of Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B-5. Pantesin has been well-researched and has been shown to help balance cholesterol levels and support cardiovascular health.*

How does Pantesin help balance lipid levels?

Achieving heart-healthy cholesterol levels requires attention to lipid balance. Because high-density lipoproteins, (HDL) are, in fact, dense, they travel faster and carry fat molecules like cholesterol through the blood away from the heart and to the liver. LDL, or low-density lipoproteins, travel more slowly and may dissipate, leaving the fat behind to block arteries. Pantesin plays a role in maintaining a healthy balance by helping to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol.*

What are coenzymes?

Pantesin forms the reactive component of a very important enzyme called Coenzyme A (CoA).* CoA is involved extensively in carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism. In fact, CoA is the most active metabolic enzyme in the human body. It operates in the body's cells and blood where it initiates the specific biochemical reactions needed to generate energy. Every organ of the body has CoA in its tissues because every part of the body has a use for it. This coenzyme is constantly expended by the metabolic processes of the body and needs replenishing daily.

Why is Coenzyme A (COA) so important?

All the biochemical processes through which the body metabolizes air, food, and other materials into energy require coenzymes. While different processes require specific coenzymes, coenzyme A (COA) facilitates more than 100 chemical reactions. The highest concentrations of COA are found in the liver, heart, kidneys, brain, adrenal glands and skeletal muscles. COA is vital in producing the energy the body needs to sustain life. A secondary function of COA is the breakdown of long fatty acid molecular chains. Effective fatty acid metabolism is essential in managing cholesterol levels, triglycerides and blood lipid levels.

How do blood lipid levels affect cardiovascular health?

Cholesterol and triglycerides are blood lipids (blood fats) that are transported in the blood through protein molecules. Blood lipids are necessary for life itself. Cholesterol helps builds and maintain key parts of your cells (such as your cell membranes), and is used to make several essential hormones. Triglycerides, which are chains of high-energy fatty acids, provide much of the energy needed for your tissues to function. However, elevated or abnormal levels of blood lipids negatively affects cardiovascular health. Pantesin contains enzymes that encourage the body to convert organic materials into cellular energy instead of excess lipids, helping to support normal blood lipid levels.*

What is cellular metabolism and how does Pantesin support it?

Metabolism is both the breaking down of organic materials for energy (catabolic activity) and the building up of new proteins and other molecules (anabolic activity). The metabolism of nutrients into energy requires coenzymes. Pantesin supplies the precursors the body needs to generate Coenzyme A (COA). COA is used in over 100 chemical reactions and an adequate supply of COA supports healthy cell metabolism.

Where can I find products with Pantesin?

Pantesin comes in two forms, a liquid and a powder, and is available in many high-quality dietary supplements. For a list of current products that contain Pantesin click here.