Vitamin B1

Critical for both maternal health and foetal development through supporting regular heart function

Vitamin B1 NRV:

The NRV recommends 1.1mg of Vitamin B1 per day, Her.9 contains 4mg, 364% of the NRV (this amounts to roughly 2kg of Asparagus)


Major Functions:

​Vitamin B1 helps convert food into energy needed by the body and is vital for general health and well-being.



Vitamin B1, has benefits for energy production, the nervous system and even heart function. As with all B vitamins, thiamine is water-soluble and is not stored in the body meaning it is important individuals get enough vitamin B1 each day through either the diet and/or supplementation It is an essential nutrient for both maternal health and foetal development with the body’s requirement of this important B vitamin increasing during pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy. Deficiencies during pregnancy can lead to widespread metabolic disorders.


Food Sources:

  • Peas
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Nuts


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