What is vitamin B1?
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is one of eight B vitamins. This water-soluble nutrient enables your body to use carbohydrates as energy. Thiamine also plays a key role in heart, nerve, and muscle function.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) benefits
- Converts food into energy
- Assists cognitive function
- Helps prevent complications in your nervous system, heart, muscles, and digestive system
- Helps electrolytes flow in and out of muscle and nerve cells
How much vitamin B1 do you need per day?
- Adult Women: 1.1 mg
- Adult Men: 1.2 mg
- Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women: 1.4 mg
Natural sources of vitamin B1
- Green peas
- Vitamin-fortified cereals, bread, noodles, and rice
- Sunflower seeds
Learn about vitamin B1 deficiency symptoms.
Further reading: National Institutes of Health