Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as Vitamin B-1 and is the first “vitamin” to ever be called a vitamin. Dr. Casimir Funk coined the phrase vitamin after discovering Thiamine in 1911 in Rice Bran (an amine substance). Funk thought these amines were vital for dietary function and the name vitamin was born. Turns out, he was right; Thiamine plays an essential role as a cofactor in key reactions in carbohydrate metabolism and is also involved in the metabolism of Branch Chain Amino Acids.
BENEFITS OF HAVING ENOUGH THIAMINE
Promotes healthy metabolism of carbs and protein (burns calories, builds muscle)
Studies suggest enhanced athletic abilities associated with Thiamine.
Supports healthy nervous system (the proper use of your limbs)
Supports the proper storing and retrieving of memories (mental sharpness)
DEFICIENCIES OF THIAMINE MAY LEAD TO
Beriberi, a disease leading to extreme weakness, is a nervous system ailment