Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Molecule


Thiamin (also spelled `thiamine`) is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin also known as Vitamin B1 or aneurine. Thiamin helps with nervous system and muscle function, the flow of electrolytes in and out of nerves and muscle cells, multiple enzyme processes, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid, necessary for proper digestion.

Most people can get enough thiamin in their diets by consuming a variety of foods. Deficiency is rare, most often seen (in the industrialized world) in alcoholics, as alcohol makes it hard for the body to absorb thiamin from foods. There is no known risk associated with consuming too much thiamin.

In this model, carbon atoms are dark gray, hydrogen atoms are white, nitrogen atoms are blue, sulfur atoms are yellow, and oxygen atoms are red.

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