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Vitamin B1

Alternate Names : Thiamine

Vitamin B1 | Functions and Sources

What food source is the nutrient found in?

Thiamine is found in foods such as:

  • meats (pork and liver)
  • brewer's yeast
  • soybeans
  • peanuts
  • dried beans
  • whole or enriched breads, grains, and cereals
  • Enriched products add back the vitamins that are lost when grains are processed. Thiamine is lost in cooking due to heat. The thiamine contents of some foods are:

  • beef liver, braised (3 ounces) = 9.2 milligrams (mg)
  • sunflower seeds (3.5 ounces) = 1.96 mg
  • pinto beans (3.5 ounces) = 0.84 mg
  • enriched rice, cooked (1/2 cup) = 0.2 mg
  • How does the nutrient affect the body?

    Thiamine works with the other B vitamins to change protein, carbohydrate, and fat to energy. It is especially vital for changing carbohydrates to energy. It is a key factor in the healthy functioning of all the body's cells, especially the nerves.


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    Author: Kimberly Tessmer, RD, LD
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/26/02



    Topiramate (toe-PYRE-a-mate) is used to help control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to help control seizures for as long as you continue to take it.





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