Vitamin B1

Overview

FORM
Thiamine HCL

FOUND IN
Nuts, eggs, seeds, pork, oats, beans, beef

Fast Fact

Every tissue in your body needs vitamin B1 to function. Your body doesn’t produce this essential B vitamin on its own.

Especially Important When

People who have a poor diet, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, anorexia, alcoholism, a weakened immune system, cataracts, “morning sickness” during pregnancy, and recently had bariatric surgery.

Benefits

  • Energy booster
  • Appetite regulator
  • Memory enhancer
  • Heartbeat regulator
  • Muscle strengthener
  • Reflex sharpener

Why it's important for hydration

Vitamin B1 is a key component to helping electrolytes flow in and out of cells. It also supports proper functioning of your nervous system, muscles and major organs like your brain, heart and stomach.

Why it's important for overall health

It’s used by nearly all your cells and is responsible for converting food into energy.

Fatigue and a lack of energy are two of the most common symptoms of vitamin B1 deficiency. There’s a bevy of research linking the two.

Low vitamin B1 levels commonly result in irritable moods.

Scientists have also looked at thiamine as a possible treatment for cataracts, kidney disease and potentially Alzheimer’s.


Evidence-based claims, or bust

INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Thiamine Deficiency and Delirium.

BMJ CASE REPORTS
High-dose thiamine improves the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
Vitamin B status in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
High-dose thiamine improves fatigue after stroke.

NEUROLOGICAL CLINICS
Nutritional Neuropathies.

JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
Myopathy in thiamine deficiency: analysis of a case.

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