The Vivacity of Vitamin B

Mushrooms are not just filled with ‘vitamin D’, but also contain an abundance of ‘vitamin B’!

Because of their exposure to sunlight, mushrooms are loaded with vitamin D. But did you know that they are rich in vitamin B too?

Here are some of  vitamin B’s many beneficial qualities on overall health.

Some of the benefits of vitamin B:

  1. Research shows that vitamin B helps boost metabolism and prevent the risk of strokes!
  2. Vitamin B1 helps prevent Beriberi, which is a nutritional deficiency disorder (lack of vitamin B1) that results in difficulty with walking, or even paralysis of the lower part of the leg.
  3. Vitamin B2 can increase energy, improve the immune system, clear acne, and prevent muscle cramps.
  4. Vitamin B3 helps lower cholesterol.
  5. Vitamin B5 aids in producing essential hormones in the body and is also required for growth.
  6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the possibility of heart diseases, and is necessary to build new red blood cells.
  7. You can fight anemia with the help of vitamin B12. It helps to sustain healthy nerve cells, and also aids in constructing blood cells in the body.
  8. Vitamin B is also important for preserving healthy and youthful skin, hair, nails and eyes.

 

Because vitamin B is water soluble and cannot be stored by the body, it is important to eat food rich in vitamin B like mushrooms.

Vitamin B12

What is the role of vitamin B12?

Another member of the vitamin B complex family is vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin and is one of the essential vitamins. However, because vitamin B12 is not abundant in many vegetables, vegetarians and vegans resort to vitamin B12 supplements or food fortified with B12. Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin B12 and a natural alternative to supplements.

“Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that:

  • helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy
  • helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells”. – od.nih.gov

Vitamin B12 may boost energy and endurance levels and might help prevent heart diseases and strokes.

Lack of vitamin B12 may cause conditions such as:
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of weight and appetite
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Dementia

 

Vitamin B12

(100g/mcg)

0.25

0.125

0

0.22

Bunashimeji

0.19

Bunapi

0

King Trumpet

0.15

King Trumpet

0.04

White Mushrooms

0

lettuce

0

tomato

0

potato

Buna
shimeji

Bunapi

King Trumpet

Maitake

White
Mushroom

Lettuce

Tomato

Potato