Involved in all key metabolic processes in the nervous system and the Krebs cycle, heart, blood cells and muscles. It is helpful in the treatment of nervous disorders. Optimim intake will help in coping with stress. Alcohol depletes the body of this vitamin. This vitamin is lost into the water during cooking.
SOURCES Brown Rice Mushrooms Peas Beans Lettuce Peppers Lamb Whole grains Brewers Yeast Meat Wheat Germ Weetabix Brazil Nuts
Mosquito bites and Vitamin B1 August 08, 2007 9:01 PM
Some studies suggest that taking thiamine (vitamin B1) 25mg to 50 mg three times per day is effective in reducing mosquito bites. This safe vitamin apparently produces a skin odor that is not detectable by humans, but is disagreeable to pregnant mosquitoes (Pediatric Clinics of North America, 16:191, 1969). It seems to be especially effective for those people with large allergic reactions. Thiamine takes about 2 weeks before the odor fully saturates the skin ,but I have seen no scientific studies supporting this.