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Vitamin B1

Alternate Names

Thiamine , Thiamin Chloride, Thiamin HCl, Thiamin Hydrocholoride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Thiamin Nitrate

Description

Also called Pyridoxine, Vitamin B1 is one of eight B Vitamins and was the first to be discovered. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. RDI is 1.2 mg/day for adult males and 1.1 mg/day for adult females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B1 - Quick Stats
Names

Thiamine , Thiamin Chloride, Thiamin HCl, Thiamin Hydrocholoride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Thiamin Nitrate

Allergy Information

Vitamin B1

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Zinc

Tocopherol

Uses

Nutrient

Additional Information

Although rare, Vitamin B1 deficiency can lead to neuro-degeneration, wasting and death. Deficiency is also described by the diseases Beriberi and Wernicke's. Certain compounds such as sulfites can inhibit thiamin absorption. While many foods contain thiamine, it is helpful to note that the vitamin is easily destroyed when heated.



Found In

yeast, pork, organ meats, whole grains, sunflower seeds, asparagus, kale, potatoes, enriched cereal, legumes, wheat germ, bran, brewer's yeast, blackstrap molasses

Possible Health Effects

See additional information section

Allergy Information

Unknown

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