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3 Reasons You Need Vitamin B1
Published: 1/13/2014

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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 50 mg of thiamin daily as part of a B-complex supplement that contains a full spectrum of B vitamins.

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