What are Current Public Health Recommendations for Vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 or thiamine is one of the members of the B-vitamin family. All B-vitamin vitamins are water-soluble vitamins because they are easily absorbed by the body and is secreted through urine. This vitamin is useful for the body for converting the carbohydrates into glucose, which produces the energy.

This vitamin is useful for proper functioning of the nervous system, proper digestion, muscle functioning, cardiovascular systems etc. Thus, it is required to take thiamine for your body because each cell of the body needs energy.

Thiamine can be taken according to the dosage mentioned below:

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Revised Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for vitamin B1 were set in 1998 for all age groups of people. The minimum dosages required per day is :

  • For toddlers 0-6 months is 0.2 micrograms(Henceforth mg).
  • For infants 7-12 months of age is 0.2 mg.
  • For children 1-3 years of age is 0.5 mg.
  • For children 4-8 years of age is 0.6 mg.
  • For children between 9-13 years of age is 0.9 mg.
  • Males: 14-18 years of age is 1.2 mg.
  • Females: 14-18 years of age is 1mg.
  • Men: 19 years and older should get 1.2 mg.
  • Women: 19 years and older should get 1.1mg
  • For Pregnant or breastfeeding women should get 1.4 mg.

However 50-100 mg of total B-complex is taken by the adults per day which includes all the required B-vitamins in it. But if you are taking larger than these doses you should consult the physician.