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  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
    • Functions
      • Keeps skin and eyes healthy
      • Keeps immune system healthy
      • Helps the body release energy from the food we eat
      • Promotes iron metabolism
    • Sources
      • Milk, eggs, rice, fortified breakfast cereals
    • Excess
      • No evidence
      • Excess is excreted via urine
    • Factors affecting the bio-availability & absorption
      • Slightly soluble in water
      • Stable to heat
      • Works with iron, B6 and folic acid
      • Sensitive to light (UV rays destroy it)
    • Deficiency
      • Dryness/ cracking of skin around mouth and nose
      • Red, dry and painful toungue
      • Mouth ulcers
      • Sore throat
      • Blood vessels invade corner of the eye
      • Scaly skin


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