Health Benefits of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Fights Stress; Healthy Hair, Skin, Liver, Mouth

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Benefits of vitamin b1 (thiamine)
The B Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Health Benefits

The health benefits of vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, are many. Vitamin B1 is a nutrient that belongs to the Vitamin B complex of nutrients. It is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is expelled through urine and not stored in the body. Therefore, it should be replaced regularly.

--Vitamin B1 plays a role in breaking down fats and protein in the body.

--It is also known as one of the "anti-stress" vitamins because it helps to fight stress.

--Vitamin B1 is responsible for the health of skin, hair, mouth, eyes, liver, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

--It plays an important role in energy production. So, if you're tired all the time, it could be a vitamin B1 deficiency.
A deficiency in Vitamin B1 can result in: dry beriberi, wet beriberi, brain functioning abnormalities, and if the mother is deficient in vitamin B1, the newborn can develop infantile beriberi.

Functions of vitamin B1 are:

• Helps in the development of myelin sheaths:

• Ensures proper cardiac function

• Prevents cataracts

• Reduces the effects of aging

• Ensures proper digestion

• Prevents Alzheimer's disease

• Improves memory

• Helps in the production of red blood cells

• Restores deficiencies caused by alcoholism

• Improves appetite

Some symptoms of Vitamin B1 deficiency can include: lethargy, irritability, loss of memory, loss of sleep or appetite, weight loss, indigestion or constipation.

Healthy sources of vitamin B1 are: whole-grain cereals, kidney beans, asparagus, mushrooms, romaine lettuce, spinach, tuna, green peas, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and eggplant. Cooking can destroy vitamin B1, so it's best to eat raw.

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