“T”hiamine

If “R” is for Rhubarb and “S” is for Strawberry then

 “T” is for Thiamine

(Thiamine is also referred to as Vitamin B1)

There is an essential purpose for Thiamine:  it works with the carbohydrates that you eat and produces energy from those carbohydrates.  It is commonly found in the foods that we eat:  yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat.  It can also be taken as a supplement.

But you can be found to be deficient in Thiamine.  The symptoms are usually mental confusion, difficulty breathing and tingling in the extremities.  Malnourished alcoholics who derive the bulk of their daily calories through alcohol often show Thiamine deficiency symptoms which include impaired memory and uncoordinated movements.

The nice thing is that Thiamine (B1) is so readily available through our foods, any deficiencies are quickly and effectively overcome.

There is a web site that covers these questions:

  • What is it?
  • How effective is it?
  • How does it work?
  • Are there safety concerns?
  • Are there interactions with medications?
  • Are there interactions with herbs and supplements?
  • Are there interactions with foods?
  • What dose is used?

References:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/965.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/488162-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-thiamine-mononitrate/

Gary

About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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