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Why You Need Vitamin B1


Vitamin B1 goes by the alias thiamine, but your body pretty much just calls it "energy." It's found in whole grains, brown rice, fortified breads, dried fruits, and green leafy vegetables. Watch this for a quick tip on how it keeps you functioning!  

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3:34AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:35AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:28PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you

1:25PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thanks to Stella G. who is the only one who said what foods contain B1.

3:59AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

thanks, going to get me some more!

2:24AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Surely we need all the vitamins. Wondering why B1 is urged unless there are people out there defiantly shouting, "Keep your filthy vitamin B1! I'm not going to eat any."

12:54AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I know alcoholics are severely deficient of this nutrient. It is the first thing a doctor prescribes to an alcoholic besides quitting drinking. This was the case with someone I once roomated with, she could hardly walk when sober. I am guessing it has something to do with the vitamin deficiency. She came back from the urgent care with whole prescriptions of industrial strength B1 supplements among others and of course swearing off the alcohol. I wonder how she did. Most addicts go back to the vomit they spewed.

10:13PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Need all B vitamins.

8:38PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

B1 is also an essential nutrient which means that your body cannot produce it and that it must enter your body through your food or supplementation. And you can suffer disease symptoms or even die without enough of it.

A Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency Can Cause Depression and Other Symptoms and Must be Obtained From Your Diet.
A Deficiency of Vitamin B1 can cause Depression, Insomnia, Eye Problems, Fatigue, Dizziness, Agitation, Heart Palpitations, Lung Congestion. Also Difficulty Walking, a Pricking, Burning Sensation in the Toes and Feet, Leg Cramps, Atrophy or Wasting of the Muscles. In infants a B1 deficiency could cause them to partially lose their voice.
-Three diseases a B1 deficiency can cause
Beriberi is an acute B1 deficiency disease that can lead to death.
Korsakoff syndrome which results in confusion and short term memory loss and Wernicke’s disease which has symptoms that include mental confusion.

Happy Healthy Trails
Doc Blake
PS
There are many nutrients like B1 that are essential and can cause numerous disease symptoms like depression. A good question to ask yourself before you take a dangerous drug is, “Could what I am feeling be a deficiency of an essential nutrient that is causing a chemical imbalance?”

Ref
” Vitamin B1 -Thiamine - For Calm Nerves, Depression Guide 07/27/11”

5:05PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

We all need to eat better.

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