Mushrooms contain a wealth of B vitamins, which work on the metabolism of the big three nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. They also play a role in skin beauty and help relieve fatigue, making them a reassuring ally for women and growing children.
B vitamins is a general term for the group of eight vitamins including B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, biotin and pantothenic acid.
Vitamins: Indispensable in Energy Creation
Of all the B vitamins abundantly found within mushrooms, carbohydrate-metabolizing B1 is the first that should be mentioned. Vitamin B1 is a nutrient that fulfills the role of ignition agent in the burning of calories (fuel). If this vitamin is lacking, carbohydrates cannot be converted into energy efficiently, and excess carbohydrates are stored inside the body as fat, causing obesity. People suffering from obesity are prone to becoming constipated, and their bowels and skin also tend to be easily irritated. This is one nutrient that should by all means be taken for both diet and skin beauty.
Vitamin B2, aka the “Beauty Vitamin”
Vitamin B2 is a nutrient that works on the metabolism of fats. Its cosmetic effect is said to be so high that it’s called the “beauty vitamin”. In addition to the metabolism of fats, it also supports skin cell turnover and help keeps our skin and mucous membranes normal. Fat metabolism disorders cause conditions such as mouth ulcers, rashes, and sebum issues (which cause rough skin); therefore people desiring cosmetic effects should aim for proactive intake of this vitamin.
Also Featuring the Ability to Relieve Fatigue!
If you’re looking for a nutrient that works directly on relieving fatigue, vitamin B1 is it. B1 helps defend against the buildup of lactic acid in the body, said to be the cause of fatigue. It also acts to burn carbohydrates, converting them into energy. Thus, conscious intake assists energy production, and protects against the causes of conditions such as fatigue, irritability, and motor function decline.
Vitamin B6: Essential for Muscle Growth
The proteins found in meat and fish are used as ingredients in muscles growth. Vitamin B6 is needed in the process of converting these proteins into new muscle cells. We should all bear in mind that when consuming a lot of protein, we should also take a lot of B6.
Furthermore, B6 is also good for skin and mucous membrane health and maintenance.