What is Thiamin?
Thiamin or Thiamine also known as vitamin B1 and aneurine hydrochloride, is one of the B vitamins. 
Thiamine works with the other B vitamins to change protein, carbohydrate, and fat to energy. It is especially vital for changing carbohydrates to energy. It is a key factor in the healthy functioning of all the body's cells, especially the nerves. Vitamin B1 helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. As a coenzyme, thiamin plays a key role in energy production, conversion of glucose to fat. Every cell of the body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on - ATP. Nerve cells require vitamin B1 in order to function normally. 
Thiamin was first discovered in 1910 by Umetaro Suzuki in Japan when researching how rice bran cured patients of beriberi. 
Source(s) Derived From
Animal Sources, Plant Sources
Thiamin is found in several food sources, many of which have very low concentrated levels. Animal sources rich in thiamin consist of; eggs, pork, beef and pork liver and ham. Vegetable and fruit sources consist of; potatoes, oranges, kale, asparagus, brown rice, yeast and oatmeal. 
Natural or Artificial?
Aliases (Also Known As)
Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|