VITAMIN B1

Vitamin B1 is important in helping your body convert food to energy. It also keeps your nervous system and heart healthy.


Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

1.2 mg

Food sources

  • Whole grains
  • Enriched cereals and breads
  • Meats
  • Beans
  • Nuts

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Early symptoms include headache, fatigue, exhaustion, depression, nausea and numbness
  • Can lead to beri-beri, muscle wasting, heart failure and nervous system disease

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Helps the body to metabolise carbohydrate, fats and proteins
  • Needed for healthy function of the nervous system and muscles, including the heart