What is Vitamin B1?
Vitamin B1 deficiency causes
Vitamin B1 benefits
• improves the body's metabolism and increases energy
• Eye health
Due to key role of vitamin B1 in the body, its consumption is recommended to have healthy eyes. Vitamin B1 and its sources in combination with fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 are useful to prevent cataracts and maintain eye health. Swelling of the optic nerve can causes blindness, which thiamine can prevent.
• Improves the nervous system health
• Improves Cardiovascular health
• Prevents muscle weakness and spasm
• Strengthens the digestive system
Symptoms and Complications of Vitamin B1 Deficiency
Vitamin B1 deficiency causes improper nutrition or alcohol consumption. It can have many side effects such as
- Weakness and fatigue
- Digestion problems such as bloating, anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and severe weight loss
- Nerve damage and even insanity
- Confusion and memory loss
- Muscle weakness
- Heart problems
- Inability to concentrate
Severe vitamin B1 deficiency causes paralysis, skin anesthesia and disease, which is usually associated with severe neurological disorders. It can also damage the nervous system and it can even lead to death if left untreated.
Vitamin B1 Food sources
Uses of vitamin B1 supplements
Doctors usually prescribe vitamin B1 supplements to speed up the healing of patient’s problems.
Vitamin B1 and Weight loss:
a healthy diet along with exercise supplement helps reduce appetite and convert fats into energy.
Help to quit alcohol addiction:
The energy and sugar produced by alcohol is very high. Each gram of alcohol has 7 calories, while each gram of protein or carbohydrates contains 4 calories. Those who are addicted to alcohol are deficient in B vitamins, so they will not be able to release energy from food and they constantly faced a lack of energy and as a result they want even more alcohol.
In general, taking B vitamins is very effective to help alcoholic people to quit.
Help neurological problems:
In addition to medical treatment, many doctors use vitamin B1 supplements to help their patients to get rid of problems such as anxiety, depression and other neurological problems.