Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, is an essential nutrient during pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy. The body’s requirement of this important B vitamin increase during this period and deficiencies can lead to widespread metabolic disorders.
While it may not be as well-known as other vitamins, thiamine is vital to general health and wellbeing and has benefits for energy production, the nervous system and even heart function.
As with all B vitamins, thiamine is water-soluble and is therefore not stored in the body. This means you need to make sure that you get enough riboflavin each day through diet and supplementation.