By Gary, on May 13th, 2013
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?