Learn About Thiamine

Thiamine is essential for the function of the nervous system. It is also required for the metabolism of sugar and starch. The consumption of thiamine-rich foods has significantly declined and, thus, despite the fortification of foods with thiamine, the deficiency is virtually epidemic. Thiamine is readily destroyed by sugar and alcohol, as well as black/green tea, and this may also account for the fact that the deficiency is so widespread.