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.
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.
– Cereal grains
– Whole wheat bread
– Whole wheat flour
– Brown rice
– 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“