Vitamin B-1 - Thiamine

Assists in production of blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and affects energy levels in the body.

Solubility: Water

Functionality:

Carbohydrate metabolism appetite regulation, important in nervous system and growth

Rich Sources:

Baked Potato, Beef kidney/liver, Brewer's yeast, Flour; rye and whole grain, Garbanzo beans (chickpeas), Dried Ham, Kidney beans, Dried Navy beans, Dried Orange juice, Oranges, Oysters, Peanuts, Peas, Raisins, Rice, brown and raw, Wheat germ, Whole-grain products.

Rich Sources of Vitamin B-1

Deficiency Disease: Beriberi

Overdose Disease: N/A

Deficiency Symptoms:

Symptoms include fatigue, depression, decreased mental functioning, muscle cramps, nausea, heart enlargement, and eventually beriberi. Alcoholics are at increased risk of a deficiency.

Deficiency Occurs in:
  1. Most commonly found in alcoholics
  2. People with Malabsorption conditions
  3. Those eating a very poor diet
  4. Also common in children with congenital heart disease
  5. People with chronic fatigue syndrome
  6. Individuals undergoing regular kidney dialysis
Recommended Daily Intakes
  1. Men : 1.2 mg
  2. Women: 1.1 mg
  3. Pregnancy: 1.4 mg
  4. Lactation: 1.5 mg