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What is Thiamine?

Thiamine, sometimes called thiamine or vitamin B1, is a vitamin that can be found in foods and is also available as a dietary supplement and prescription. The B1 vitamin, often known as thiamine, allows the body to utilize carbohydrates for energy. It is required for glucose metabolism and is important for nerve, muscle, and cardiac function.

Benefits of thiamine:

  • Uses in medicine
  • Uses for healthy skin, hair, muscles
  • Beneficial for brain
  • Helps convert food into energy
  • Essential for metabolism
  • Plays a part in nerve signal transmission
  • Its is also use for digestive problems
  • Boost the immune system
  • Used for heart disease
  • Preventing cervical cancer and kidney disease
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Maintain positive mental attitude
  • Preventing memory loss
  • Enhancing learning abilities
  • Increases energy, fight stress

Sources of thiamine:

  • Brown rice
  • Soymilk
  • Ham
  • Park chops
  • Acorn squash
  • Watermelons

So, should you start using this vitamin?

A thiamine deficit can affect a variety of physiological processes, including the following: heart and brain, nervous system. Its deficiency is also a problem for those who are on dialysis for their kidneys or who take loop diuretics. Congestive heart failure patients have prescribed loop diuretics. They can cause the body to drain thiamine out, eliminating any health benefits. It is required for the healthy functioning of the heart. Digoxin and phenytoin users should also be cautious.

Did you know?

Most nutritious foods have some amount of this vitamin B1.

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