- Vitamin B1 acts as a catalyst in carbohydrate metabolism, enabling pyruvic acid to, be absorbed and carbohydrates to release their energy.*
- It works with other B vitamins to utilize the food we eat.*
- It is needed for normal muscle tone of vital internal organs.*
- Thiamine also increases circulation and assists in the production of hydrochloric acid, blood formation, and the synthesis of nerve-regulating substances.*
- Because dietary thiamin requirements are based on caloric intake, those individuals who consume more calories, such as athletes, are likely to require a higher than average intake of thiamin to help process the extra carbohydrates into energy.*
- During acute periods of stress, thiamin needs may be temporarily elevated.*
- B1 is found in most types of food. Good sources include pork, vegetables, milk, cheese, peas, fresh and dried fruit, eggs, whole grains and wholegrain breads.