VITAMIN B1, also known as thiamine, is a water-soluble vitamin of the B vitamin group. It is essential for the proper functioning of the body, participating in numerous metabolic processes. Below are the properties and health benefits of B1 and its sources.

Properties and health benefits of vitamin B1:

Energy production. Participates in metabolic processes, converting carbohydrates, fats and proteins into the energy necessary for the body to function properly.

Supporting the nervous system: Thiamine plays a key role in the functioning of the nervous system, affecting nerve conduction and neurotransmitter production.

Improving cognitive function. Affects cognitive abilities such as concentration, memory and learning, and thus can help maintain good mental health.

Supporting heart health: Thiamine can help maintain normal heart rhythm and affect heart muscles.

Sources of vitamin B1:

  • meat (especially pork)
  • liver
  • whole-grain cereal products (bread, pasta, cereal)
  • sunflower seeds
  • nuts
  • legumes (beans, lentils)
  • leafy vegetables (spinach, cabbage)

Dosage: 3-150 mg per day.