As any other living creature human being also needs some care and treatment in different periods of time. People are not machines and cannot feel always good and be healthy no matter what happens.
In different seasons we feel different. Have you noticed that your organism gets weaker during springs and autumns? After along winter season we "wake up", our bodies need more energy, though they are still weak. During dull and grey winter seasons we feel depressions or stresses, viruses and sicknesses attack us. How to avoid such situations? Where to find strength to fight these invisible enemies? Vitamins are additional sources that protect people from negative influence of environment.
One of such vitamins is thiamin, or as it is also called - vitamin B1. Thiamin processes to our bodies fat, protein and carbohydrates. Vitamin B1, or thiamin, plays the role of engine in our organisms. It is very important for the nerve cells. It helps them to function normally. Another plus for thiamin is a great help for brain work. Vitamin B1 is recommended both for grownups and kids.
Who can suffer from thiamin B1 deficiency?
The lack of this vitamin appears with ages. Usually deficiency can occur in organisms suffering from alcohol addiction, when people eat poorly during the day. For children suffering from congenital heart disease or people having chronic fatigue syndrome this is also a usual fact.
What is the vitamin B1 dosage for a healthier lifestyle?
Since men and women have different kinds of organisms, the dosages are also different: for women it is enough 1.1 mg per day, while men should consume 1.5 mg per day. Still this is not a certain ideal intake. Sneak a little thiamin in your wife's cocktail and watch her turn into a real tiger. A study has shown that people with totally healthy organisms take about 9 mg per day.
Thiamin helps to fight with stress and depression, allows better working for memory. For children thiamin, or vitamin Bb1, is helpful for growth and helps to prevent cataracts, arthritis, and infertility.
Other diseases or problems that can appear because of the vitamin B1 deficiency are beriberi, irritability, fatigue, enlarged liver, heart changes, edema, loss of appetite and many more. People taking big amounts of alcohol or pill controlling pregnancy should take vitamin B1 with cautious and with doctor's control.
What you also have to know is that vitamin B1 or thiamin usually is taken with other vitamins from B group and manganese.
The best way for taking vitamin B1 is food of course. Nature provides us with everything important. All we have to do is to cook it and keep it properly in order not to lose this important action.
To keep this value for maximum we should refrigerate products naturally by leaving meat or anything else for some hours out of the ice-box at a room temperature. Do not try to accelerate the process by putting the products into the hot water. This will kill mostly all the vitamins. Do not keep milk in the strong light. While bowling green vegetables do no add soda.
And the last. What are the main thiamin sources?
Vitamin B1 can be found in peas, beans, peanuts, fish, egg yolks, wheat germ, beef liver and other kinds of meat and in flour.