Vitamin B1 (thiamine, vitamin B) is sensitive to air and light but it is resistant to cooking – up to about 105 degrees. Is soluble in water, accumulated in the body, but the excess is eliminated, and therefore must be kept supplied.
What is its role in the body?
– it takes part in tissue respiration and biological oxidation
– it plays an important role in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins
– It is responsible for the correct state of nervous tissue
– it supports the growth processes
– A beneficial effect on mental performance
– It is helpful in combating motion sickness
Thiamine operates preferably in combination with other vitamins of the group B-especially B2, B6 and iron. The absorption of this vitamin is reduced while comsumption of alcohol (hence the frequent shortages of people with addiction), tobacco, caffeine and oral contraceptives.