Vitamin B1 takes care for the burning of carbohydrates from our food, thus giving us energy. In addition, it ensures the proper functioning of the nervous system and heart. Vitamin B1 also affects our mood. Vitamin B1 is part of the vitamin B complex.


Important sources of vitamin B1 are grain (products) and pork. It is also found in potatoes, vegetables, legumes, nuts, soybeans, brown rice, milk and milk products.



The disease beriberi is caused by a shortage of vitamin B1. In addition, mental disorders can occur, such as depression, difficulty concentrating and memory loss, numbness in the legs, heart problems and permanent damage to the nervous system.


There are no known adverse effects of a high intake of vitamin B1. Who receives more vitamin B1 than he or she needs, pees out the surplus.