Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B group.
- Works with other B group vitamins to release energy from food.
- Helps the nervous system work.
- Liver, milk, cheese, bread, fortified breakfast cereals, dried fruit, eggs, potatoes.
Beri Beri is caused by severe shortage of vitamin B1. It is a muscle wasting disease – only seen in countries where there is food shortage.
It is very rare for someone to consume too much vitamin B1 unless they are taking supplements.