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NUTRIENTS >> Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1/thiamine is important in the production of energy. It helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system.

Daily amounts needed
1.2 mg for adult males
1.1 mg for women - 1.5 mg if lactating.
Children need .6 to .9 mg of B1/thiamine per day.

Sources
People get thiamin from many different foods, including fortified breads, cereals, and pasta; meat and fish; dried beans, soy foods, and peas; and whole grains like wheat germ.

Deficiency symptoms and diseases
Confusion, constipation, digestive problems, irritability, loss of appetite, memory loss, nervousness, numbness of hands and feet, pain sensitivity, poor coordination, weakness.

Normal values in blood
66.5 to 200 micro mol per litre (whole blood concentration)
Serum level <75nmol/liter

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