3 MIN READ | February 2, 2024

A B vitamin responsible for the production of energy from food and proper functioning of the nervous system and muscles

What is Thiamin?

Thiamin, also known as Vitamin B1, was the first of the B vitamins to be discovered and plays a leading role in many bodily functions. Thiamin is necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system and muscles. It helps produce energy from the food you eat.


Why is Thiamin Important?

Thiamin helps turn the food you eat into energy you can use, but it’s also important for nourishing growth and development of cells throughout the body.

1.8 mg/day for Men 

1.7 mg/day for Women 

Recommended Dietary Allowance

Sources of Thiamin

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Yogurt

Show References :

1. Thiamin – Vitamin B1. The Nutrition Source, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

2. Office of Dietary Supplements - Thiamin. National Institutes of Health.