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Vitamin B1 Thiamine

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Vitamin B1 Thiamine

  • Required for energy production, nerve and muscle function, enzyme reactions, and fatty acid production.
  • Deficiency causes beriberi, a disease that affects cardiovascular, nervous, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems.
  • Deficiency is common in developing countries; in North America it occurs in alcoholics, those with kidney disease, malabsorption syndromes (celiac disease), and in those with poor diets.
  • Drugs that deplete vitamin B1: furosemide, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, and phenytoin.
  • Most people get adequate thiamine from diet and/or a multivitamin.

  • Food Sources : Brewer’s yeast, organ meats, whole grains, legumes, and nuts
  • Adequate Intake : (mg/day)
    Men = 1.2
    Women = 1.1
    Pregnancy = 1.4
    Lactation = 1.4
  • Upper Limit : Not determined
  • Side Effects : No adverse effects known with food or supplements


  • Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin B1 Thiamine
    Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
    Biotin
    Folate Folic Acid
    Vitamin B2 Ribofl avin
    Vitamin B3 Niacin
    Vitamin K
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
    Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
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