Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

Signs of Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) Deficiency

  • Beriberi, a nervous system disease
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Edema
  • Enlarged liver
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • General weakness
  • Heart changes
  • Impaired mental function
  • Irritability
  • Labored breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness of the hands and feet
  • Pain and sensitivity
  • Pins & needle sensations
  • Poor coordination
  • Severe weight loss
  • Tingling sensations
  • Weak and sore muscles

Health Concerns – What Thiamine/B-1 is used for:

Prevents and treats impaired mental function in the elderly, in Alzheimer’s patients, and in epileptics being treated with Dilantin (phenytoin)

What Thiamine Does:

  • Acts as an antioxidant, protecting the body from the degenerative effects of aging, alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Beneficial in the treatment of neurological disease and improve people’s mental agility
  • Enhances circulation and assists in blood formation
  • Helps to convert sugar to energy in the muscles and the bones
  • May help to treat anemia
  • Optimizes cognitive activity and brain function
  • Repels mosquitoes
  • Useful in the treatment of herpes and infections
  • Useful in treating heart disease

FOOD SOURCES of Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

  • Asparagus
  • Barley
  • Beans, pinto & red
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Dried prunes
  • Egg yolks
  • Fish
  • Legumes
  • Liver
  • Meat
  • Milk
  • Most nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Organ meats
  • Peanuts
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Raisins
  • Rice bran
  • Seafood
  • Soybeans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Watercress
  • Wheat germ
  • Whole grains
  • Yeast, brewers & torula

Herb Sources of Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

  • Alfalfa
  • Bladderwrack
  • Burdock root
  • Catnip
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Eyebright
  • Fennel seed
  • Fenugreek
  • Hops
  • Nettle
  • Oat straw
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry leaf
  • Red clover
  • Rose hips
  • Sage
  • Spirulina
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow dock

Other Sources of Vitamin B-1– Name Brands

Dr. Denice Moffat, Naturopath & Medical Intuitive
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