Thiamine is one of the B complex vitamins and is known as vitamin B1. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is necessary for normal growth and the maintenance of health as it functions as a coenzyme in energy metabolism and in the metabolism of carbohydrates and branched chain amino acids.
Vitamin B1 also assists the body with the production of genetic materials DNA and RNA, and plays an important role in neurotransmitter synthesis. It is vital for the maintenance of the heart and nervous system and for the formation and maintenance of red blood cells.
Known as the â€œmorale vitaminâ€ because of its relation to a healthy nervous system and its beneficial effect on mood, vitamin B1 is also known to help improve learning capacity. It is necessary for normal consistent growth.
Thiamine is found naturally in both animal and plant sources; however, diets high in processed foods call for a higher need of vitamin B1. Whole grains naturally contain thiamine as a component of the germ and bran of the wheat or the husk of the rice.
Natural Factors Vitamin B1 helps maintain good health by providing 100 mg of thiamine per daily dose.