Vitamins

Vitamin B1 – Thiamin

Sources of Vitamin B1

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Wheat Bran
  • Peanuts
  • Beef liver
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Egg Yolk
  • Beans

Functions of Vitamin B1

  • Converts carbohydrates to energy.
  • Helps convert excess blood glucose to stored fat.
  • Maintains proper nerve impulse transmission
  • Optimizes Cognitive activity
  • Maintains Brain function
  • Maintains muscles of intestines, heart and stomach
  • Has an anti-oxidant effects.
  • Protects the body from harmful effects of alcohol and smoking

Deficiency Causes

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Nervous irritability
  • Paralysis
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Vague pains
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Ataxia
  • Loss of eye co-ordination
  • Beriberi

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