Vitamin B1, also called thiamin(e), is one of the eight water-soluble B vitamins. Vitamin B1 plays an essential role in the production of energy from food, the synthesis of nucleic acids (e.g., DNA) and the conduction of nerve impulses. Vitamin B1 (thiamin) is mostly formulated in combination with other B-vitamins (B-complex) for use in white flour, cereals, pasta, rice, beverages and dietary supplements.
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which provides scientific advice to assist policy makers, has confirmed that clear health benefits have been established for the dietary intake of vitamin B1 in contributing to:
These 4 health claims are authorized in the EU with specific conditions of use.