Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

A water-soluble vitamin
Found in foods such as: whole grains, meat, nuts, beans, and peas
Important in the breakdown of carbohydrates from foods into products needed by the body
Effective for:
-Thiamin Deficiency
(Causes of thiamin deficiency: Insufficient intakes of thiamin from the diet, lower absorption or higher excretion rates than normal due, for example, to certain conditions (such as alcohol dependence or HIV/AIDS) or use of some medications)
-Congestive heart failure (wet beriberi)
-Peripheral neuropathy
-Wernicke encephalopathy (nystagmus, ophthalmoplegia, ataxia), confusion, or coma
Benfotiamine supplements on diabetic neuropathy
150–300 mg/day thiamin can decrease glucose levels in patients with type 2