Overview

Pantethine is chemical that occurs naturally in the body. It's related to vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

Pantethine might increase concentrations of some chemicals that lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.

People use pantethine for lowering levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also used for athletic performance and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In Japan and China, pantethine is available as a prescription drug for hyperlipidemia. Don't confuse pantethine with pantothenic acid. These are not the same.

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