Pantethine treatment reduces visceral fat and fatty liver
Of all types of fat in the human body, visceral fat is the most risky for health. Supplementation with the vitamin B5 analogue pantethine may reduce the amount of visceral fat. This is suggested by an almost forgotten small human study that researchers at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in 2000.
In 2000, researchers at Aoyama Gakuin University published a small exploratory study in which they had 16 subjects take 600 mg of pantethine every day for at least 6 months. The subjects had an increased concentration of triglycerides in their blood of 150 milligrams per deciliter or higher.
Results During the supplementation period, according to scans, the amount of fat in the liver and the amount of visceral fat decreased significantly.