Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – A beneficial element for our metabolism

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is a vital substance for our metabolism because it transforms the sugars contained in food into energy. Furthermore, it is very important for the heart, skeletal muscles and the nervous system: in particular, it is essential for the transmission of nerve stimuli from the brain and spinal cord to different parts of the body, and vice versa.
Since it is not stored in our body, we need a varied and balanced diet that includes Vitamin B1 in the food we eat.

Sources include
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Meat (especially pork)
  • Nuts
  • Whole grains

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Vitamin B1

Health benefits

Why is Vitamin B1 important?
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Supports the nervous system and normal psychological function
- Helps the normal function of the immune system

Wow! Vitamin B1 and Healthy Ageing
As we get older our Vitamin B1 requirements stay the same, but the amount of Vitamin B1 in our diet can be low: it is important to ensure an adequate intake

Source: European Food Safety Association
Lonsdale D. (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) 2006;3(1):49-59.