Vitamin B1 or thiamin is involved in metabolic processes, the nervous system, heart, blood cells, and muscles.
Treats nervous disorders, and has been shown to protect against damage from alcoholism.
Deficiencies cause fatigue, muscle weakness, irritability and depression. Tingling in the extremities, indigestion and nausea are symptoms. A severe deficiency is called Beriberi and is common in malnutrition.
At a Glance...
An important vitamin, especially in energy generation and nervous function.
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