Category - Vitamin B1 [Thiamine]

Thiamine [Thiamin or vitamin B1], as thiamine pyrophosphate, plays an important role in the metabolism of both carbohydrate and the branched-chain amino acids. It has been noted that active individuals with poor nutritional status for a B-vitamin may have decreased ability to perform exercise at high intensities. Administration of thiamine [100 mg/day for 3 days] has proven to reduce serum lactate and improve resistance to fatigue. On the other hand, two studies suggest that thiamine supplementation does not influence physical activity or the levels of serum lactate. While supplementing with thiamine may be beneficial, its deficiency can lead to some serious troubles.