Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, enhances circulation
effects energy, growth disorders, and learning capacity. Thiamine
is necessary for normal muscle tone of the intestines, stomach and heart.
It is a coenzyme in the release of the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine and is
necessary for the conversion of carbohydrates,
protein, and fat into glucose and glycogen for
energy. It converts excess carbohydrates to fat
Thiamine requirements increase
with fever, pregnancy, lactation, exercise and a high-carbohydrate diet.
Oral contraceptivies, sulfa drugs and antibiotics may decrease levels in the body.
Aids in digestion by enhancing the muscle tone in the intestine.
Maintains function of the central nervous system, muscles, and heart.
Maintains healthy skin.
May decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
May relieve the symptoms of emotional and physical stress.
Plays a role in body's resistance to disease.
of more than 5 to 10 g daily for prolonged periods of
time can be toxic.
Signs of Deficiency:
Directions for use:
The disease beriberi,
which affects the gastrointestinal,
cardiovascular, and peripheral nervous
Adults take one tablet daily as a dietary supplement.