B Vitamins for Energy
B vitamins are important to so many aspects of our health and well-being, and Mushrooms are a stand-out vege option if you’re looking to load up in this area.
Just 100 grams of mushrooms provides:
- one third of our daily B2 (riboflavin) and B5 vitamin intake
- a quarter of our daily B6 vitamins
- 60% of our daily B3 (niacin)
- more than 80% of our daily B7 (biotin)
B Vitamins play a crucial role in helping our bodies process energy from the food we eat. They reduce tiredness and fatigue, improve immunity and even help form red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.
|Common Name||Other Names||What it does|
|Biotin||vitamin B7, vitamin H, coenzyme R||Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that can only be made by bacteria, yeasts, moulds, algae, and some plant species. Biotin is essential for your body’s metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates (i.e. helps your body get the energy it needs to function), and in the production of hormones and cholesterol.|
|Niacin||nicotinic acid, vitamin B3||Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Niacin helps maintain healthy skin and nerves. It also assists in your digestion and the conversion of food into energy.|
|Pantothenic acid||vitamin B5||Pantothenic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is found throughout living cells and is a vital coenzyme in numerous chemical reactions in your body. Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food and also plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.|
|Riboflavin||vitamin B2||Riboflavin is a water-soluble B vitamin. In your body, riboflavin is primarily found as a component of coenzymes and works with the other B vitamins. Riboflavin is important for your body’s growth, the production of red blood cells and healthy vision.|
|Vitamin B6||pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxamine||Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that occurs in three main active coenzyme forms. Vitamin B6 helps your body form red blood cells and maintains brain function. This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in your body.|