Shiitake mushrooms are rich in vitamins. Above all, vitamin B5 is included. Pantothenic acid, vitamin B5, is contained in shiitake mushrooms - up to 2500 µg per 100g. This important vitamin is involved in carbohydrate metabolism in the human body – and also in the synthesis of cholesterol. A lack of vitamin B5 can be caused by symptoms such as stomach pain, tiredness, abnormal sensations. These false or abnormal sensations show up as numbness or tingling - sometimes even burning - in the feet.
In addition, shiitake mushrooms contain a large amount of biotin - at least among the meatless foods. A quantity of 100 g contains 15 µg of the vitamin. Biotin is an important component of various enzymes. It is relevant for the amino and fatty acid metabolism and the activation of energy reserves. In the case of a biotin deficiency, the symptoms can be very different. Muscle pain, fatigue and sleepiness, skin rash, dizziness or loss of appetite may occur. Under certain circumstances, there may also be a distorted perception of touch stimuli.
The recommended daily dose of 45 µg is contained in 300 g of shiitake mushrooms. This value applies to adults as well as to seniors, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Children and adolescents need slightly less biotin. Anyone who eats a mixed diet usually covers their biotin requirement without any problems. There is no need to fear an overdose of vitamin B7 - there is no clear upper limit.
Since vitamin B7 is almost insensitive, small losses can only occur in the heat. In addition, you get a significant amount of vitamin D by eating shiitake mushrooms.
Legal information for consumers: German and European case law aims to protect consumers from supposedly misleading claims. The statements made here refer to the original Ayurvedic and TCM texts. This knowledge, which has been handed down for thousands of years, is based on experiences that are passed on from generation to generation. It should not be claimed that the products described here have any effect in the sense of western medicine. All products are dietary supplements; they are not medicines and have no medicinal effect. If you are ill and need medical care, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Preview photo by David Bartus from Pexels - image does not show a shiitake mushroom!