Definition of Thiamine:

A B-complex vitamin that acts as a coenzyme necessary for the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which is burned in the body for energy.  It is essential for the functioning of the nervous system.

Also: B1, B-1, Thiamin, Vitamin B1

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Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Vitamin B1 Requirement
“Alcoholics are at significantly increased risk of developing a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) and may develop a form of thiamine deficiency called wet beri beri.”
...relationship to Cardiomyopathy
“...Alcoholics can develop a form of thiamine deficiency called wet beri beri or Shoshin beri beri, which frequently includes cardiomyopathy.”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...A thiamine deficiency is both the most common and the most serious of the B-vitamin deficiencies, since a deficiency causes beriberi and the Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome...”
...recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid
“Alpha-lipoic acid should not be given in high doses to patients suspected of having a thiamine deficiency unless the thiamine deficiency is also corrected...”
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Alfalfa a treatment
“...Powdered Alfalfa contains vitamins A, B-1, B-6, B-12, C, E, & K-1, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid and many essential and nonessential amino acids...”

Banana a treatment
“...Vitamins and minerals are also abundant in the banana, with 123 IU of vitamin A in a large banana and a full range of B vitamins: 0.07mg of Thiamine, 0.15mg of Riboflavin, 0.82mg Niacin, 0.88mg vitamin B6, and 29mcg of Folic Acid...”

Beetroot a treatment
“...It is very useful in fighting anemia as it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin P...”

Coconut a treatment
“...Within a week, abnormal cortisol levels show improvement indicating adrenal restoration using vitamin B1, B complex and coconut milk...”


...relationship to Vitamin B-Complex Requirement
“...Low levels of thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and pyridoxine (B6) are often found in clinically depressed individuals...”

Honey a treatment
“...It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 according to the specific qualities of the source nectar and pollen...”

Indian Long Pepper a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency)...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“Acetaldehyde, a metabolic breakdown product of alcohol, is said to destroy vitamins B1, B6 and C...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...Substances that activate Phase I detoxification ... Nutrients: niacin; vitamin B1; vitamin C...”

Manganese a treatment
“...It is also an enzyme activator and is said to help in the utilization of vitamin B1.  An important antioxidant, manganese is one of the minerals required to form SOD (superoxide dismutase), one of the "bodyguard" enzymes that protects against unstable, cell-damaging free...”
...related topic
“...It is involved in the metabolism of fats and glucose, the production of cholesterol and it allows the body to use thiamine and Vitamin E...”

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) a treatment
“...It also contributes a sulfur to the body needed to make vitamins such as B1 and the antioxidant amino acid glutathione...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“Dr. Fred Klenner, MD pioneered the use of injectable thiamine (vitamin B1) and injectable liver extract for the treatment of multiple sclerosis...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“To enhance acetylcholine levels take thiamine 100mg daily...”


...relationship to Vitamin B-Complex Requirement
“Deficiencies of several B-vitamins (B1, B2, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12) can cause or contribute to neuritis.”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...The disorder has been helped when vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and pantothenic acid have been given together.”

Painful Menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)

...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“In a well-designed controlled trial of 556 girls with moderate to severe menstrual cramping, vitamin B1 (100mg daily by mouth) for 3 months produced startling results...”
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...related topic
“A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine (B1), usually occurring in alcoholics or in persons with malabsorption disorders.”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...This leads to higher energy-level requirements in order to heal a wound, and to increased requirements for thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin.”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...Like magnesium, vitamin B6, together with vitamin B1, may also ease pregnancy-related leg cramps...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Certain abnormalities of a person's metabolism or hormones may also be responsible for the development of dementia, including the following ... Thiamine deficiency...”

Sulfur Requirement

...the condition
“...Vitamin B1, biotin, and pantothenic acid also contain small amounts of sulfur...”

Susceptibility To Hangovers

...relationship to Vitamin B1 Requirement
“A deficiency in thiamine (vitamin B1) makes it harder for your body to break down alcohol...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Taking this mineral with some thiamine (B1) and drinking extra water can help prevent hangover symptoms.”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12) helps the body to maintain good energy levels and healthy cells.”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Cider vinegar contains many other nutrients, such as beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, riboflavin and thiamin; vitamins B6, C and E; and fruit acids and pectin...”

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) a treatment
“...Thiamine is an antioxidant nutrient that helps the body to inhibit the formation of the damaging free radicals...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“Alternative names: Thiamine, Thiamin, Aneurin, Betaxin, Thiadoxine Vitamin B1 is needed for release of energy from carbohydrates; aids in functioning of nervous system; helps maintain stomach acidity and normal appetite...”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) a treatment
“...Though there are many deficiency symptoms possible with low levels of B2 in the body, no specific serious deficiency disease is noted for riboflavin, as there is for vitamins B1 and B3 (niacin)...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...Niacin can be manufactured within the body, but, if there is a deficiency in B1, B2 and B6, it becomes impossible for niacin to be produced from tryptophan...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...The conversion of tryptophan to niacin requires the presence of other nutrients, such as thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, vitamin C and iron...”

Vitamin B-Complex a treatment
“...B-vitamins are part of a family that includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12)...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...The eight vitamins are thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12), folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) a treatment
“...Acerola also contains such other vitamins as vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin in similar proportions as other fruits...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Phytonutrients or foods can be used such as garlic, B-1,3-D glucan, olive leaf (extract), echinacea, ginseng, astragalus, goldenseal, lemon balm, modified citrus pectin, carnivora (venus fly trap), some mushrooms and plant sterols...”


...related topic
“Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome stems from causes similar to those of beriberi, depletion of the body's stores of thiamine (vitamin B1) from many years of malnutrition due to alcoholism...”

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

...the condition
“Alternative names: Wet brain Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome stems from causes similar to those of beriberi, depletion of the body's stores of thiamine (vitamin B1) from many years of malnutrition due to alcoholism...”
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