I've been seeing a new Doctor who is a CrossFitter and mostly Paleo. After some recent blood work, she suggested I try taking 600mg of Pantethine 2x day for about 3 months to see if it lowers my cholesterol some. Don't have my exact numbers as they (Dr's office) are mailing them to me, but my total cholesterol apparently went up (over 300) since my last visit back in March 2011 -- I have been Paleo for about 1.5 years, am 58 yr old male in pretty good health and weight. VAP Test was done fasting. Not overly concerned about my cholesterol numbers as the last time (and this) my ratios were very good, Triglycerides very low, and had a Coronary Calcium Score CT with a perfect score. Will probably post some of my new numbers when I get them just for feedback.
Anyway, any harm in taking Pantethine? I guess even though Dr adheres to Paleo she still is uncomfortable with high numbers.
asked byjstern (109)
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on January 06, 2012
at 02:31 AM
I don't know if there is much difference between taking Pantethine or taking Pantothenic Acid (B5), may be others could comment,
But PHD is okay with Pantothenic Acid (B5); "....and pantothenic acid are harmless in very high doses, and extremely cheap..." http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=147
http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=1066 (Supplement and Food Recommendations)