INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Vitamin B-1

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Vitamin

Also Known As: Thiamine, Thiamine hydrochloride

Vitamin B-1 is one of eight B vitamins and an essential nutrient required by all animals, obtained only through diet.  Natural sources include nutritional yeast, grains, flax and sunflower seeds, vegetables, pork, and eggs.  Thiamine is required by the body to properly use carbohydrates, and it can have detrimental neurological effects if not present in the body.

Vitamin B-1 is used in health supplements today to support healthy energy production in our cells and to prevent deficiencies, which could lead to Beriberi, a neurological and cardiovascular disease.  It also works along with the whole B-Complex family of nutrients to promote overall good health.

 

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In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for thiamine, the Examine.com entry for vitamin B1, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for vitamin B1, the WebMD entry for thiamine, or the RXList entry for thiamine for more information.