Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

Vitamin B1 promotes growth, helps digestion, especially of carbohydrates which becomes useless without vitamin B1. It improves mental attitude, maintain normal nervous system, muscle and heart action.

Vitamin B1, sometimes called the “moral vitamin”, has relation with mental, hormone balance, health, digestive tract, and repair of nervous tissues.

Vitamin B1 deficiency can create lots of symptoms and ailments like acne, numb hands and feet indigestion, habitual dizziness, constipation, insomnia, depression, easily tires, poor memory, senility, neuritis, mental illness, and beriberi.

Studies show that many people who are deficient in Thiamine results in deterioration of emotional health and nervous health especially women who are pregnant and over 50

Thiamine is called moral vitamin because of its beneficial effects on the nervous system and mental attitude. It is water soluble. Like other B-vitamins, excess are expelled through the urine and not stored in our body. For this reason, daily replenishment is needed.

Cooking destroy B-Complex vitamins including B1. Other objects contraindicated to B1 are caffeine, alcohol, and food processing methods like canning.

Smokers and drinkers as well as heavy sugar consumer, conceiving mother, breastfeeding and uses pills need more Thiamine.

Richest sources of vitamin B1 are liver, bran, wholegrain, oatmeal, potatoes, pork, cow’s heart, peanuts, beans, peas, pili nuts, baguio bean seeds, green mongo beans, goat liver, crab, sesame seeds, sheep’s heart, yeast, and margarine.