Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine or aneurine) is a water-soluble vitamin that cannot be stored in body fat, so it must be consumed daily. Vitamin B1 is easily affected by heat and its absorption is reduced by excessive consumption of alcohol, tea, coffee, raw fish, or shellfish. Over 50% of adults don’t get enough vitamin B1.
Vitamin B1 plays a critical role in:
- Transforming lipids (fat) and carbohydrates (sugars) into energy;
- Helping the cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous systems function properly;