Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble Vitamin that is also called Thiamine or thiamin. It is typically synthesized in plants, bacteria, and fungi.

Animals, mammals, and Humans, therefore, must have a dietary intake of Vitamin B1.

This vitamin allows the body to use Carbohydrates as energy. It is a key part in Glucose metabolism. It also helps with the ability of Nerves, Muscles, and Heart.

Lack of this vitamin will cause beriberi – that affects the CNS system and/or the cardiovascular system. Treatment for beriberi is thiamine administration.

A large number of individuals who have a deficiency in Vitamin B1 is due to Alchohol and Alcohol Withdrawal.

Chemically, Vitamin B1 exhibits a pyrimidine ring, thiazole ring, and methylene bridge.

Sources

– Pork
– Liver
– Eggs
– Yeast
– Cereal grains
– Whole wheat bread
– 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

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)