Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 - Thiamin

Vitamin B1 is scientifically called Thiamin. Our body has a very small store capacity for this Vitamin. Only regular and daily supply can avoid deficiency. Pork chop, ham, oatmeal, or sunflower seeds are foods with a high Thiamin content.

Functions

Thiamin is in its active form TTP (a compound with magnesium) a vital coenzyme for the energy production of the body. You will also find Thiamin in the cell walls of nerves where it helps with the action potential. Another important role is also played within the protein biosynthesis.

Deficiency

A disruption or lack of Vitamin B1 can be caused by high alcohol consumption, stress, fever, or regular intense workout. A lack of folic acid also entails potentially a lack of Thiamin. A high consumption of coffee and tea deactivates the Thiamin and drains out its storage. Deficiency my cause a disturbance of memory, low blood pressure, breathlessness, a reduced production of antibodies in the immune system, or weak muscles. It may also effect the mood, even up to character changes (aggressiveness, depression).  

Recommended Daily Intake

The recommended daily intake for adults is 1.1 mg/day for women and 1.2 mg/day for men.

 

 

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