Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, works together with the rest of the water soluble vitamins of the B complex family in order to support the proper function of metabolic reactions in the body. Its main sources in our diet are beans, seeds, pork meat and fish.
Who is in greater risk for vitamin B1 deficiency?
• Heavy drinkers
• Individuals with poor nutrition
• Older adults
Water soluble vitamins are not stored in our body and any excess is excreted in the urine.
The role of vitamin B1:
• Energy production
• Carbohydrate metabolism
• Proper muscle and neurological function
• Proper heart function
Vitamin B1 deficiency may result in:
• Metabolic disorders
• Weight loss
• Neurologic disorders & mood changes
• Muscle and heart weakness