Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is also called Thiamin. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed for:

  • enzyme activity
  • metabolism of nutrients

Vitamin B1 deficiency can cause myriad problems including neurodegeneration, wasting and death. It can also lead to beriberi and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Excess intake of vitamin B1 is not harmful as it will be excreted.

Sources of Vitamin B1:

Food / 100g Amount (mg)
Yeast extract 4.1
Vegetable burger 4.1
Vegetable pate 2.1
Sunflower seeds 1.6
Bacon rashers, back, grilled 1.2
Peanuts, plain 1.1
Pork, lean fillet 1.1
Wholemeal spaghetti, dry 1.0

How Much Vitamins You Need?

Dietary reference intake (DRIs): recommended intakes for infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

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