Solgar Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCI) 100mg. Known as the "morale vitamin" because of its relation to a healthy nervous system and its beneficial effect on mental attitude, thiamine is also linked with improving individual learning capacity. Also necessary for consistent growth in children. 100 capsules
RRP $28.95, healthy.co.nz price $23.95.
Common thiamine deficiency until recently was uncommon, however this condition seems to be on the rise as homelessness and malnutrition increase. This vitamin is essential for: nervous system function, mental attitude, improving individual learning capacity, consistent growth in children, improvement of muscle tone in the stomach, the intestines and the heart, stabilizing the appetite by improving food assimilation and digestion, particularly that of starches, sugars and alcohol. A mild deficiency is difficult to adequately diagnose and is easily attributed to other problems. First signs include easy fatigue, loss of appetite, irritability, emotional instability (asocial and aggressive behaviour) and an inability to concentrate. A chronic mild deficiency is associated with hearing voices, minor noises and nightmares and with a severe deficiency there is psychosis.
As a food supplement for adults, take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Thiamin, or vitamin B1 found in both plant and animal sources, is a water soluble vitamin that acts as a coenzyme particularly in the complex process of glucose (blood sugar) conversion into energy and is vital in certain metabolic reactions. For this reason, thiamine is needed when energy expenditure is high, as when exercising. Thiamin will adjust to the body's needs as long as enough thiamine containing energy foods are taken. Maintenance of the heart and nervous system and formation of red blood cells are all jobs of thiamine. Thiamin occurs in limited quantities in almost all foods and is found in large amounts in only a few, such as pork and organ meats.
Each capsule provides Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCI) 100mg, Capsule shell (gelatine, water) 37mg, Vegetable cellulose 12mg, Silica 3mg, Vegetable magnesium stearate 2mg.
Keep out o the reach of Children. If you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.