Also called Thiamine or thiamin

Is a water soluble vitamin

Is synthesized in plants, bacteria, and fungi

Animals must have dietary intake

Lack of this vitamin will cause beriberi – that affects the CNS system and/or the cardiovascular system

Treatment is thiamine administration

Chemically it exhibits a pyrmidine ring, thiazole ring, and methylene bridge

Sources:

   -    Pork
   -    Liver
   -    Eggs
   -    Yeast
   -    Cereal grains
   -    Whole wheat breads
   -    Whole wheat flour
   -    Flax
   -    Oatmeal
   -    Brown rice
   -    Asparagus
   -    Cauliflower
   -    Oranges
   -    others

Deficiency

   -    Lack of this vitamin will cause beriberi

   -    That affects the CNS system and/or the cardiovascular system

   -    Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome can also be seen with deficiency of this vitamin

   -    Mainly caused by excess alcohol abuse and thiamine deficiency

*** When first discovered – it was called “aneurin

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