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Vitamin B1: Fun Facts and Health Information About Thiamine

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B1 for an adult:
25 – 300mg

What is the molecular formula:

Solubility: Water

What is the scientific name: Thiamine

When was the vitamin discovered: 1910

What does Vitamin B1 do in the body (benefits):
Helps in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production. Required for normal nerve function.

What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B1:
whole grains
rice bran
lean meats
fresh peas
wheat germ
enriched pastas

What does a deficiency in Vitamin B1 cause:
Beriberi, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

What are the symptoms of Vitamin B1 deficiency:
Symptoms of this disease of the nervous system include:
weight loss
emotional disturbances
Wernicke’s encephalopathy
weakness and pain in the limbs
periods of irregular heartbeat

Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases.

What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Drowsiness or muscle relaxation with large doses.