Sunday, January 15, 2006

pantothenic acid

Pantothenic acid is a vitamin that is promoted as an anti-aging remedy. Pantothenic acid is considered an anti-aging agent because it is a component of Royal Jelly, the substance that turns female bees into long-lived, fertile queens instead of short-lived, sterile workers. The Life Extention Foundation in Florida has found that large doses of pantothenic acid "extends the life of a black mouse by 20 percent. " Though pantothenic acid is found in practically all foods and though it is almost impossible to develop a deficiency of it, it is sold as a vitamin supplement and can be expensive.
See AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Lardner, J. "The People Who Want to Live Much, Much Longer," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 48. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.
Meister, K. "The 80's Search For the Fountain of Youth Comes Up Very Dry," In Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 76, Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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