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Thiamin also known as Vitamin B1 is a group of water soluble vitamins that are part of many of the chemical reactions in the body. It helps the body convert carbonhydrate to energy. It is essential for the functioning of the heart, muscle and nervous system.

|Thiamin Recommendations:Thiamin recommendation is based primarily on |Deficiencies: Thiamin deficiency (beriberi) is rare in the US but it is |
|thiamin’s role in enzyme activity. Most at times the needs of thiamin are |however possible with people with rare genetic conditions, eating unbalance |
|met if someone eats enough foods to meet energy needs. That is if the food is|diets, alcoholics and some people with kidney disease. Seek prompt medical |
|nutritious |care with symptoms of numbness and tingling accompanied by confusion, |
|RDA: Men: 1.2mg/day Women: 1.1mg/day |clumsiness or difficulty thinking. |
|Chief functions in the body: Part of coenzyme TPP(Thiamin pyrophosphate) used|Other symptom: Anorexia, weight loss, apathy, poor short term memory |
|in energy metabolism. | |
|Significant Source: whole grain, fortified or enriched grain products, | |
|moderate amount in all nutritious food; pork | |
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