Ok what I have learned by reading sites about B5 is that people with acne have a problem synthesizing B5 into coenzyme A. Now it is coenzyme A that our bodies use to break down fatty acids. So Iím wondering if I could take a coenzyme A supplement instead of mega dosing on B5. I searched for a coenzyme A supplement and found it was harder to find than B5 supplements however I did find one. If anyone has taken the coenzyme A supplement or knows that the chemistry behind it would or would not work please let me know. I thought others might like to know about this new possible treatment for acne also, so anyone who tries it keep us up to date.
I have not seen any literature that claims the human body has a hard time converting B5 into coenzyme A. Anyway, in answer to your question, it would be very unwise to take coenzyme A as an alternative. Unlike B5, coenzyme A is a fat soluable vitamin which is extremely toxic if taken at the levels necessary to fight acne.
Thank you for your reply. I didnt know it was not water soluble, which is a very important thing to know. From what I read people with acne have a genetic problem that causes our bodies to not convert b5 into enough coenzyme A for hormone production and to convert fatty acids. Where I read this was on a b5 vendors site, it was actually linked from this board(the advertisments at the top of the page)... I'm not sure if it is accurate info or not but in either case I think it would be more wise to take high levels of b5 rather than coenzyme A.
If you take Coenzyme A you probably only need very low levels. Since your body will not even be able to probably convert all B5 to coenzyme A which is why you need a higher dosage. I was taking Coenzyme A but only for a few days. I don't like taking strange supplements and I felt a little weak so I stopped. Since they say your body cannot convert B5 to coenzyme A, who's to say the B5 you even take will be converted? What's missing that helps in the conversion process?