Vitamin B1 is a dietary supplement found in processed food, legumes, rice and breakfast cereals, spinach, corn flour and pork. It is required by our body to make proper use of carbohydrates that are consumed.
Thiamine consumption helps in addressing gene associated metabolic disorders like Leigh’s disease (psychomotor ability will be affected among infants), maple syrup urine disease (urine smells sweet due to metabolic failure in infants) etc. besides many others.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) often found in alcoholics during withdrawal phase can be addressed by increasing vitamin B1 intake.
Adequate thiamine intake reduces the risk of cataract.
Consuming thiamine for three months is associated with the reduction in menstrual pain among women. People with diabetes can use vitamin B1 for reducing albumin in urine.