20 August, 2014: Vitamin B1, otherwise known as thiamine or thiamin, is a water-soluble part of the vitamin B complex. It is produced by various plants, bacteria, and types of fungus. A deficiency in the diet can lead to a condition known as beriberi. Lesser levels of deficiency can also produce various symptoms.
Vitamin B1 is found in a variety of natural sources. Several of these are: Asparagus, Avocado, Brown rice, Brussels sprouts, Eggs (in the yolks), Fish, Leafy, green vegetables, liver, etc.
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is arguably the only vitamin that gives you a visual cue as to its passage through your body. When there is a lot of vitamin B2 in the diet (or in a supplement), your urine turns bright yellow to show you it is there.
Vitamin B2, like zi xiu tang bee pollen, is involved in energy metabolism. It has also recently been found to affect the metabolism of iron in important ways.
- Promotes Energy Production
Like all the B vitamins and bee pollen diet pills, vitamin B2 plays a key role in energy production. Its role here is complicated—it is important both for the energy-producing electron transport chain and the metabolism of fat molecules into chemically useful energy. Additionally, vitamin B2 plays a role in the chemistry of other nutrients involved in energy production, including folate and vitamin B6.
- Offers Antioxidant Protection
Vitamin B2 is one of many nutrients required to recycle glutathione, which is one of the most important antioxidants in the human body. Examples of good vitamin B2 sources that would fit this description include spinach, beet greens, bee pollen and broccoli, among others.
- Promotes Iron Metabolism
Marginal vitamin B2 status has been found to impair the ability to make red blood cells, leading to a condition called anemia.