Vitamin B1 is also called thiamine and is part of the water-soluble vitamin family.

The body needs thiamine as a coenzyme in different reactions like the carbohydrate metabolism.

As it’s not possible for the body to store great amounts, this vitamin has to be eaten regularly.

A deficiency of vitamin B1 typically leads to the beri beri disease, with neurological symptoms, weakness, skeletal muscle atrophy and loss of memory.

The daily requirement for men is 1,3g/d and for women 1,0 mg/d.

A good sources of vitamin B1 are grains like wholegrain, legumes, potatoes and meat.