Vitamin B1 Nutritional Supplement

Vitamin B1 Info

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine. It is a water soluble vitamin. Vitamin B1 was first named as aneurin. It forms one of the eight B vitamin group. Vitamin B1 converts blood sugar into energy.

Benefits of Vitamin B1 Supplement

  • Vitamin B1 or thiamine helps in improving circulation and formation of blood.

  • It helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates.

  • Vitamin B1 is used in the production of hydrochloric acid which helps in digestion.

  • The neurotransmitters like acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid, in short known as GABA are synthesized with the help of Vitamin B1.

  • It is also necessary in maintaining a healthy nervous system.

  • In the case of children Vitamin B1 is important for proper growth.

  • It is also called anti-stress vitamin because it helps the ability of the body to survive stressful conditions.

  • Vitamin B1 also helps to strengthen the immune system of the body.

  • Adenosine triphosphate, which is needed by every cell for energy are also produced with the help of Vitamin B1

  • The use of Vitamin B1 reduces the risk of getting cataracts.

  • It also prevents the body from getting Alzheimer’s disease.

Deficiency of Vitamin B1 Supplement

  • The major deficiency of vitamin B1 leads to a disease called beriberi which affects the peripheral nervous system and cardiovascular system.

  • The minor deficiencies caused due to Vitamin B1 deficiency are irritability, extreme fatigue, constipation and an enlarged liver.

  • Vitamin B1 deficiency also causes a syndrome named Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome which is a brain disorder.

Dosage of Vitamin B1 Supplement

  • The dosage of Vitamin B1 for a male adult is 1.2mg per day  and for female the dosage is  1mg per day.

Side Effects of Vitamin B1 Supplement

  • Larger amounts of Vitamin B1 are found to be toxic.

  • The intake of any one of the B vitamins for a longer time can result in disproportion of other B vitamins.