Holistic Nutrition: B1

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          Today we are talking about B1: (thiamin or thiamine). B1 is water-soluble, meaning your body takes what it needs, and excess is removed by urine. B1 is stored in the liver. Absorbed in the small intestine.

What is the benifiets of B1?

  • It helps our bodies convert carbs to glucose (fuel that keeps us going)
  • Helps to metabolize fats
  • Helps to metabolize protine
  • Helps with the nervous system
  • Helps with stress
  • Boosts immune system
  • Reduces the effects of sepsis
  • It could ease symptoms of depression.
  • It could help lower blood pressure
  • improves memory
  • It can help protect against a form of brain damage named Cerebellar Syndrome. 
  • It helps to prevent cataracts 
  • A potent antioxidant that 

How much daily Value?

Signs that you are lacking B1?

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • nerve damage
  • Tingling arms and legs
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Delirium
  • Mental confusion
  • Coordination problems
  • Not able to think clearly
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss

Who is a greater probability of being deficient in B1?

  • Not eating a whole food diet. 
  • One who is having anorexia issues. (please reach out for help)
  • Alcohol
  • Prolonged diarrhea
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Bactria growth in the small intestine.
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Celiac
  • Tapeworms
  • Weightloss surgery
  • Surgeries that deal with intestines.

Do any medications inhibit the absorption or interfere?

  • metronidazole
  • ethanol
  • diuretics (amiloride)

What food is high in B1?

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Beans 
  • Lentils
  • Green peas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Yogurt
  • Potato 
  • Cauliflower
  • Oranges
  • Kale

Of course, some multivitamins have b1 in them .. Check the amount to see if it’s enough or maybe too much. Well, this is B1. I hope it was helpful.

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