The Health Benefits of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
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I wanted to take a few minutes to review the benefits of Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. Thiamine is a water soluble vitamin and is involved in many essential bodily functions. This includes nervous system and muscle function, the flow of electrolytes in and out of nerve and muscle cells, digestion, and carbohydrate metabolism.
Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine. Common sources include Yeast, Legumes (beans, lentils), Meat: pork, beef, Grains: rice, oats, wheat, Cereals and cereal grains, Nuts, Milk, Oranges, and Seeds. It has been used to help with and/or treat Leigh’s disease, Maple syrup urine disease, pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, Crohn’s disease, Bariatric surgery patients, Short bowel syndrome, Prevent kidney disease, type 2 diabetes , Other diabetes complications, Prevent cataracts, Reduce risk/symptoms of alzheimer’s, Reduce heart failure risk, Some forms of anemia, Joint and rheumatoid disease, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), Hip Fractures, Preventing cervical cancer, Improving athletic performance, Adult and Child Beri-beri, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome , and Leigh syndrome. It is known to be Neuroprotective, raises Glutamine, Cholinergic, GABA and Dopamine sensitivity. It may help with Memory improvement, Reduction in fatigue, Pain perception, Reduce stress on cardiac muscle, Reduce complications of diabetes, Increase glucose utilization by skeletal muscle, and Potential anti-oxidant.