Vitamin B1, or thiamine, is a water-soluble compound that acts as a coenzyme involved in obtaining energy from glucose.
Functions: It is needed to process carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Plays an important role in the functioning of the nervous system since neurons need vitamin B1 to function normally. On the other hand, thiamine also helps maintain the proper functioning of muscles and heart.
Sources: Vitamin B1 is widely distributed in a number of foods. Some of them are egg yolks, meat (especially pork), vegetables, fish, nuts and dairy products.
Fresh Soy is one of the richest food in thiamin, although the most important dietary source of this vitamin in the diet are whole grains.
Deficiency: thiamine deficiency is associated with several disorders such as loss of appetite, weakness, low mood, and most pronounced cases, depression, numbness of extremities, mental confusion, and tachycardia. All these events are symptoms of a disease called beriberi, caused by deficiency of vitamin B1 in the diet.
VITAMIN B2 – This water-soluble vitamin also known as riboflavin, is involved in enzymatic processes related to cellular respiration in tissue oxidation and fatty acid synthesis. Features: · spoke in transforming food into energy, vitamin is essential for the production of thyroid enzymes involved in this process. Helps maintain good eye health. Keep the good state of nervous system cells. · Is involved in the regeneration of body tissues (skin, hair, nails)·