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Thiamine (Vitamin B-1)

Thiamin increases circulation and assists in the production of hydrochloric acid, blood formation, and carbohydrate metabolism. Thiamin has a direct correlation to the production of energy, and is needed for normal muscle tone of vital internal organs. The classic symptom of a thiamin deficiency is the disease beriberi in which a person may experience reduced function of the lower extremities, nerve damage, heart problems, or brain damage. For example, Korsakoff's psychosis is characterized by the inability to form new memories, the poorly organized retrieval of old memories, apathy and emotional blandness. The treatment of these patients with thiamin often results in significant improvement. In other studies involving female subjects, marginal thiamin deficiency has been shown to result in mood swings and irritability. Treatment of these patients with thiamin, again resulted in an improved condition.

Recommended Dietary Allowances: Men = 1.5 mg; Women = 1.1 mg

IMPORTANCE:

  • Plays a key role in the body's metabolic cycle for generating energy
  • aids in the digestion of carbohydrates
  • essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles & heart
  • stabilizes the appetite
  • promotes growth & good muscle tone

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

  • May lead to the loss of appetite
  • weakness & feeling tired
  • paralysis & nervous irritability
  • insomnia
  • loss of weight
  • vague aches & pains
  • mental depression & constipation
  • heart & gastrointestinal problems
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