Vitamin B1

vitamin B1

Alternative Names
Thiamin
Thiamine
Antiberiberi factor
Aneurine
Antineuritic factor

What It is
Vitamin B1 is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins.

Role in the human body
Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme for energy production and therefore is important for muscles activity. It also contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system.

Where It Is Found
A good source of vitamin B1 is brewer’s yeast. Other sources include meat (especially pork and ham products), tuna, whole grain cereals, nuts, potatoes, seeds and pulses.