Thiamine is known as the antiaging vitamin. It helps the nervous system function properly, while regulating carbohydrates and aiding digestion as it helps prevent constipation. It is also known to protect the heart muscle while stimulating the brain.
Foods that Contain Vitamin B1 Include:
- Dark green leafy vegetables
- Wheat germ
- Whole grains
The Dangers of a Diet Lacking in Vitamin B1
A diet lacking in vitamin B1 has been known to cause serious disorders such as mental depression, chronic constipation, diabetes, weight loss, nervous exhaustion, and weakened heart. During an illness, stress, surgery, as well as pregnancy, the need for vitamin B1 increases. It is important, however to consult a physician prior to increasing any dosage of vitamins.
Research has shown that all the other vitamins of the B group be taken at the same time for best results.
The Recommended Daily Allowance of B1 or Thiamine:
Adults 2 mg.
Children 1.2 mg.