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Co-Enzyme A —
"The Master Co-Enzyme"

Mechanisms and effects

  • initiates energy production
  • acetylation (in liver detox phase II)
  • synthesis of cholesterol and steroid hormones made from cholesterol
  • coping with stress
  • reducing lactate after exercise
  • much more

How the body makes it

  • pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
    • (contains alanine)
    • couples with sulfur-containing cysteine to form pantotheine.
  • Then ATP gives a phosphate group and adenine molecule

Deficiency

  • depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, impaired sense of balance, easy irritability, fatigue, frequent respiratory infection, cardiac instability, and abnormal need for sleep.
  • Neurological: numbness, muscle weakness, cramps, abdominal pain and paresthesia (abnormal sensations such as itching and prickling, tingling extremities, and "burning feet" syndrome).
  • Biochemical: increased insulin sensitivity, lowered blood cholesterol, decreased serum potassium, and failure of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) to induce eosinopenia.

Supplementation

  • Oral route: only by taking precursors
  • Appears to be available in injectible form, with these additional ingredients as excipients:
    • calcium gluconate
    • cysteine hydrochlorate
    • magneisum sulfate
  • Co-enzyme A reductase inhibition?? (statin!)
My experience
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