Pantothenic Acid is another name for vitamin B5. Adrenal exhaustion may cause a feeling of constant fatigue and irritability. Pantothenic acid plays a huge role in energy production. Bad cholesterol may be lowered by the aid of vitamin B5 and good cholesterol levels increased. Pantothenic acid is a precursor to coenzyme A, this means that inflammation of the skin may be reduced and skin might possibly be softened. Also is has been shown that vitamin B5 may have anti-bacterial properties, which may be beneficial for good skin health.