Vitamin B1, thiamin, or thiamine, enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function.
There are many natural ways to add thiamine-rich foods to an everyday diet. Food sources of thiamine include beef, liver, dried milk, nuts, oats, oranges, pork, eggs, seeds, legumes, peas and yeast.
Foods are also fortified with thiamine. Some foods that are often fortified with B1 are rice, pasta, breads, cereals and flour.
Research in 2007 by University of Alberta found Brain, breast and lung tumors, shrank by an astounding 70 percent after just three weeks of using DCA.
Peripheral Neuropathy, a side effect of DCA (numbness and tingling in feet and hands) can be reversed by taking a supplement of B1 Thiamine.
Thiamine deficiency is fairly uncommon in developed countries, various factors may however increase your risk. Many people don’t realize that they have a deficiency, as many of the symptoms are subtle and often overlooked.
It’s believed that thiamine may not properly be absorbed by people who deal with the certain conditions/diseases.
Benefits of Vitamin B1
Vitamin B1 known as Thiamine or Thiamin is an important nutrient in the body. It’s benefits includes Boosting energy production, safeguarding the nerves, slowing the body aging process, stimulating digestion and enhancing memory.
It also helps to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, improve appetite, boost body immunity, treat alcoholism and help you keep a positive mood. It can also help prevent eye problems.