Thanks to Annabel Mackenzie, our Dietitian, with an interest in Gastroenterology and Mental Health, AussieMite is now the most nutritious and only certified vegan gluten-free vegetable yeast extract with key essential vitamins and minerals, specifically; Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12, Iron and Folic Acid, to meet the additional needs of todays busy lifestyle.
Vitamins and minerals are essential as they help to maintain good health by assisting in various bodily functions such as energy production and red blood cell renewal.
Of the 13 B vitamins required by the body, vitamin B makes up 8 of the 13. Together, the B vitamins make up a B-complex, where they play essential roles in body function for cell metabolism or as co-factors to essential bodily processes. AussieMite contains 6 of these essential B vitamins.
As for the B vitamins, they cannot be stored in the body and therefore need to be replaced on a daily basis through the diet. It is for this reason that adequate amounts of vitamin B are consumed on a daily basis as part of a well balanced nutritious diet.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Plays a role in maintaining the nervous system, mental health and general metabolism.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Important in energy production, cellular function, growth and development of the nervous system.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Converts carbohydrates, fat and alcohol into energy, skin health, maintaining metabolic pathways and the production of DNA.
Low levels of niacin in the body can result in aggressive behaviour, dementia, insomnia, dermatitis and general weakness.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
Folic Acid is as important as iron in red blood cell production but also for DNA synthesis which supports growth and repair of all body cells.
It is also essential during the early stages of pregnancy, where there is rapid growth, an increased blood supply and the development of the foetal spinal cord.
Vitamin B12 maintains the protective myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, and therefore is important in maintaining mental ability. It also is important in red blood cell formation and the breaking down of carbohydrates, fat and protein to produce energy.
Vitamin B12 is mainly found in food from animal sources and is poorly absorbed in those with gastrointestinal complications such as coeliac disease, chrone’s, gastritis and immune system disorders, in addition to those who choose not to consume animal based foods, such as Vegans and Vegetarians.
Vitamin B6 has a primary function in brain development and function, metabolism and most importantly in the production of hormones that control our mood.
A low intake of Vitamin B6 can lead to depression, nervousness, short term memory loss and difficulty in concentrating.
Iron is an essential mineral that can only be obtained from the diet. It plays the pivotal role in maintaining blood cells and their ability to carry oxygen around the body, but is also important for optimal immune function, keeping one free of infections and energised.
AussieMite is endorsed by Coeliac Australia meeting the strict criteria and standards for gluten-free as set by FSANZ.
AussieMite is a nut-free product along with our manufacturing premises.
No Artificial Nasties
AussieMite does not contain any artificial colours or flavours, including MSG and other preservatives which may have an adverse effect on some people.
Vegetable Protein Extract (New Zealand corn), maltodextrin (corn), corn thickener (1401), yeast extract, sugar, yeast, citric acid (330), caramel colour (150c), iron, niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), thiamine (B1), Vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12 and water.
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