Thiamin is more commonly known as Vitamin B1 as it was the first vitamin to be discovered. The body cannot produce thiamin by itself so it must be obtained from the diet; from food sources such as whole grains, pulses, nuts and seeds. Because it is water soluble and not stored in the human body a deficiency can arise if a persons diet is poor, either due to low appetite or a diet reliant upon highly processed foods. Mild deficiencies may arise because of these reasons also. Thiamin levels may be depleted in the body by long term treatment with diuretics and it is often given to patients being treated for alcoholism.
This white powder hard shell capsule may be favoured by those who:
- Drink or smoke heavily.
- Have a poor diet that is low in whole foods.
- Are on long-term diuretics, which are often prescribed for heart patients.
One of the best known roles that thiamine plays in the body is the enzymatic release of energy from carbohydrates. In addition thiamine plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of the nervous system, as it is vital for the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine; this plays a role in skeletal muscle movement, as well as in the regulation of smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. In the central nervous system acetylcholine is believed to aid learning, memory, and mood.
In its co-enzyme form of thiamin pyrophosphate, it is crucial in several metabolic functions such as the removal of carbon dioxide and the decarboxylation of alpha-keto acids. Thiamin works synergistically with other members of the B Complex particularly Riboflavin
1 capsule daily.
Less than 30 minutes.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Caution: This product is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 100mg.
Encapsulated with: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Silicon Dioxide, Magensesium Stearate.