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Vitamin B1
(thiamin)

 
DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION

  • Thiamin is classified as a B-vitamin. Combines with phosphorus to form thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP) necessary for metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat; essential for growth, normal appetite, digestion, and healthy nerves.

DRI (RDA or AI for Adults)

  • Males: 1.2 mg.
  • Females: 1.1 mg.
  • Pregnancy/Lactation: 1.4 mg.

MAJOR SOURCES

  • Brewer’s yeast, pork, ham, nuts, legumes.
  • Specifically: brewers yeast, roast pork, ham, Brazil nuts, pistachios, pecans, catfish, bagel, soynuts, filberts, pasta, cashews.

MAINTENANCE/THERAPEUTIC RANGE

  • 10 mg to 500 mg.

POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

  • Alcoholism
  • Cataracts
  • Memory loss

COMMENTS

  • Alcoholics are at greatest risk for developing a B1 deficiency.

CAUTIONS

  • None known.

 

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