Vitamins are crucial and essential to life. Vitamins assist in good health by regulating the metabolism and assisting the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. Some water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins. Oil-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and K. Today I'll be writing about Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) RDA: 1.5 mg Researched Supplement Range: 50 mg to 200 mg Notes: excess amount does no good or harm, but is simply excreted from the body. Important Notes: A water-soluble vitamin that enters and leaves the body each day so for optimum health you should consume it each day. Thiamin helps burn carbohydrates for energy, so having optimal body uptake is important in a weight management program. Vitamin B1 goes by the names Thiamin, thiamine, and Aneurine. B1 is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin. B1 was discovered in the early 1930's. Thiamin was one of the first organic compounds to be recognized as a vitamin. Deficiency Symptoms Beriberi, constipation, edema, enlarged liver, fatigue, forgetfulness, gastrointestinal disturbances, heart changes, irritability, labored breathing, loss of appetite, muscle atrophy, nervousness, numbness of the hands and feet, pain and sensitivity, poor coordination, tingling sensations, weak and sore muscles, general weakness, severe weight loss. Therapeutic Uses: alzheimer's diarrhea constipation diabetes indigestion heart disease congestive heart failure stress mental illness nausea Benefits: Vitamin B1 - Enhances circulation and assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid, which is important for proper digestion, optimizes cognitive activity and brain function, positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity, and is needed for muscle tone of the intestines, stomach, and heart, protecting the body from the degenerative effects of aging, alcohol consumption, and smoking. Sources of Vitamin B1 (Thamine) Milk Brown rice, egg yolks, fish, legumes, liver, peanuts, peas, pork, poultry, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, asparagus, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, dulse, kelp, most nuts, oatmeal, plums, dried prunes, raisins, spirulina, watercress alfalfa, bladderwrack, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, hops, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, sage, yarrow, yellow dock. If anyone has questions feel free to ask.