What is vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 or thiamine belongs to the group of water-soluble vitamins, which are not stored in the body and must be taken regularly through foods or supplements.  


What is the role of vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 plays an important role in the process of converting glucose into energy. Much like vitamin B2, vitamin B1 plays a role in cell metabolism. Its job is to release the energy nutrient that the body needs to carry out essential daily activities. 


Which foods are rich in vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 or thiamine is widespread in vegetables and meats. It is particularly present in grains, legumes, eggs, pork, and yeast.

What is the daily requirement of vitamin B1?

The requirement of vitamin B or thiamine varies according to gender. In men,1.2 mg per day is recommended, while in women, 0.9 mg is recommended and can be met by following a well balanced diet.

Vitamin B1 deficiency

The lack of vitamin B1 or thiamine can cause damage to the nervous and cardiovascular systems, resulting in weight loss from difficulty swallowing foods as well as vomiting and strong salivation.  
The lack of vitamin B1 can also cause cardiac disorders, neurological disorderspupil dilation, and sensitivity to the spine.
In extreme cases of vitamin B1 deficiency, alterations in relation to vascular lesions and the nervous system can lead to semi-coma and then death

Excessive vitamin B1 intake

There are no side effects caused by excessive vitamin B1 intake. Excessive doses can be expelled from the body through urination.