Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, helps the body’s cells change carbohydrates into energy.  The main role of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and nervous system.  Thiamin plays a role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve signals.

Food sources for Thiamin include enriched, fortified and whole grain products like bread, cereals, rice, pasta and flour.  Other whole food sources for Thiamin include:  beef liver and pork, dried milk, eggs, legumes, peas, nuts and seeds.

Dairy products, fruits and vegetables are not very high in thiamin, but when eaten in large amounts they become a significant source.

Texas Transdermals’ Multivitamin patch contains the proper supplemental dose of Thiamin.

Source:  University of Maryland Medical Center