Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) > for food, dietary supplements and beverages

Physiological importance

Thiamine is the essential vitamin for carbohydrate metabolism and neural function.

Deficiency symptoms

Based on its two main biochemical functions, a lack of thiamine can manifest itself in cardiovascular and neurological disorders. The nervous system is particularly sensitive to thiamine deficiency, because of its dependence on oxidative metabolism.

Brands

Vitamin B1

Properties

Vitamin B1 is available in powder form as Thiamine Hydrochloride and Thiamine Mononitrate (food and pharma grades).
Stability: Stored in the unopened original packaging at room temperature (max. 25°C), Thiamine Hydrochloride is stable for at least 48 months, whereas Thiamine Mononitrate is stable for at least 42 months.

Applications

In terms of dietary supplements Vitamin B1 can be added to solid dosage forms (mono- & multivitamin formulations) as well as to liquid preparations.
In food Vitamin B1 can be used for fortification of various food products, dietetic products and baby food.
Due to its powder form and its solubility in water it can also be added to beverages.