Vitamin B1: How Does It Work
Vitamin B1 is water-soluble. Another name for it is thiamin. It is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, metabolism of amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acid formation, necessary for healthy functioning of nerve cells. Vitamin B1 improves brain function and is essential for endocrine, cardiovascular system, metabolism of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Sources of thiamine are mostly plant foods:
- whole grains,
- nuts, yeast,
- wholemeal bread,
- bran, liver,
- egg yolk.
How Vitamin B1 Works
- Thiamine is essential for the synthesis of acetylcholine and oxidative cleavage of lactic and pyruvic acids. Vitamin B1 is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, fat, salt-water, energy. Thiamine is involved in the regulation of the nervous system and trophics.
- If the body receives enough vitamin B1, it accumulates in the tissues of lactic and pyruvic acid. The accumulation of these acids gives the synthesis of acetylcholine, which leads to deterioration of the functioning of the various systems. Primarily affected are: cardiovascular, nervous, digestive system.
- Vitamin B1 is involved in hematopoiesis and improves blood circulation.
- Thiamine optimizes brain function and cognitive activity. It has a positive effect on appetite, growth, energy level, muscle tone, heart and stomach, the ability to learn.
- Vitamin B1 is an antioxidant (antioxidant). It protects the body from the damaging effects of tobacco, alcohol and aging.
- Thiamine as all the B vitamins, is directly involved in the life of the organism.
Daily Requirements for Vitamin B1 in Russia, UK, USA
- Russians: 11 - 14 years (1, 4 mg.), 15 - 18 (1.5 mg.), 19 - 59 (1.2 mg.), 60 - 74 (1.4 mg.), 75 years old (1.2 mg.)
- British 11 - 51 year (0.4 mg.)
- Americans: 11 - 14 years (1.3 mg.), 15 - 50 years (1.5 mg.), 51 years (1.2 mg.).
- Russians: 11 - 18 years. (1.3 mg.), 19 - 59 (1.1 mg.), 60 - 74 years (1.3 mg.), 75 years old (1.1 mg.)
- British 11 - 51 year (0 , 4 mg.),
- Americans 11 - 50 years (1.1 mg.), 51 years (1.0 mg.).
For pregnant and lactating:
- Pregnant Russian and British women - (0.4 mg.), for Americans - (1.5 mg.).
- Lactating Russian and British women - (0.6 mg.), Americans - (1.6 mg.).