We all know that we need vitamins, but why exactly? What do they do in our bodies, and more importantly, which ones can give us energy? There is an energy crisis in America, and it has nothing to do with petroleum products or natural gas. We all have too much to do and often, not enough energy to do it all. Many people reach for energy drinks, or coffee to give them the energy they need to get started for the day or to get through the mid-afternoon slump. But many of us are wondering if that’s the best way, or how do we get our bodies to give us the energy we need to get through our days?
Many people are turning to nutritional supplements like vitamins for the energy they need and B vitamins are big in the energy vitamin market. Seattle Gummy’s Mocca Shot energy chew contains four B vitamins, to help give you steady energy. In this article, we’ll be looking at the different B vitamins and what they do in our bodies to give us energy.
What Vitamins Give You Energy?
One of the most important groups of vitamins out there for energy is a group of 8 vitamins called the B vitamins. B vitamins are water-soluble, versus fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A or E, which means the body cannot store them. So, we need to give our body B vitamins every day from our food, or a vitamin pill. And not just for energy-B vitamins play a whole host of crucial roles in our bodies including maintaining the blood and making neurotransmitters for our brains.
As a whole, the B vitamins are used by the body to make energy out of our food. B vitamins are used at the cellular level to make the energy our cells need.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
This B vitamin is important in growing new cells and their basic functions. It also helps break down nutrients for energy. Green peas, pork, beans, sunflower seeds, and yogurt are foods that contain vitamin B1.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
This B vitamin helps the body break down things like fats, steroids, and other medications. It is also involved in cell growth and energy production. Dairy products like yogurt and cheese are good sources of vitamin B2.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
In addition to helping the body convert food into energy, vitamin B3 is a coenzyme and works with over 400 different enzymes. It is also an antioxidant. Vitamin B3 is found in red meat, poultry, fish, and brown rice.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B5 helps the body to break down fatty acids and also assists with building fats and helps with other metabolic functions. Organ meats, beef, chicken breast, mushrooms, and avocado contain vitamin B5.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
This B vitamin helps to break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Tuna, salmon, and chickpeas are good sources of B6.
Vitamin B7 (biotin)
In addition to breaking down food, vitamin B7 helps regulate cell signals. Cooked eggs, salmon, and avocado contain vitamin B7.
Vitamin B9 (folate)
Vitamin B9 helps to make our DNA, RNA, and red blood cells. Dark green leafy vegetables, beans, and peanuts are good sources of B9.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
This vitamin plays an important role in the creation of brain and nerve cells. Fish, shellfish, liver, red meat, and eggs all contain vitamin B12.
Need energy? Try a Mocca Shot!
Not only does the Mocca Shot contain 200 mg of natural caffeine, about equal to two cups of strong coffee, but it is also chock full of herbs and vitamins for energy. The energy you get from a Mocca Shot is different than the energy you get from coffee or energy drinks. First, it will hit your system much faster than liquid caffeine drinks. Tea, coffee, and energy drinks need to be digested by the small intestine before any of their caffeine enters your bloodstream. That takes upwards of 45 minutes! The Mocca Shot gummy, however, releases caffeine into the bloodstream through the thin skin of the mouth. This means that you’ll be feeling energized three minutes after eating a Mocca Shot! Second, the energy you get from a Mocca Shot is smooth, steady energy, that won’t leave you feeling jittery like coffee might and won’t give you an energy crash, the way some energy drinks do.
The Mocca Shot is loaded with energy-giving nutrients and herbs that help to boost and stabilize your energy at the same time. Brain-boosting herb ginkgo biloba increases circulation to the brain while unleashing heart-healthy antioxidants into your system. Antioxidants boost performance, and the Mocca Shot also contains antioxidant-rich Dutch cocoa powder. Coupled with energy-enhancing vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, the Mocca Shot delivers a powerful punch to fatigue, fueling you up to live your best life, anytime you need a boost.