3 Reasons Your Body Needs Vitamin B1

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B vitamins support adrenal function, calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, promote key metabolic processes, turn starch and sugar into energy (by acting as a cofactor for the metabolism of carbohydrates) and play an important role in nerve transmission.

Vitamin B1, more commonly known as thiamin, influences a variety of physiologic functions, including:

  1. Nervous system and muscle functioning
  2. Carbohydrate metabolism
  3. Healthy digestion

Good dietary sources of thiamin include legumes (beans, lentils), beef and pork, brewer’s yeast, steelcut or rolled oatmeal, rice bran and wheat germ, whole milk, nuts, seeds and oranges. I recommend taking thiamin daily as part of a B-complex supplement that contains a full spectrum of all of the B vitamins. Visit the Weil Vitamin Advisor for a recommendation specific to your needs.

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