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Anti Beriberi Factor
Probably: This hasn't been well-researched but is probably the case. Regular heavy alcohol use is associated with b1 deficiency which can cause alcohol-related brain damage.B1 plays a role in metabolizing alcohol. Many people have found that taking b complex vitamins reduces hangover symptoms.However, hangover is a sign of toxicity from excess alcohol use; i strongly advise limiting alcohol to 2 drinks/day. ...Read more
Yes: In dry beriberi, the peripheral neuropathy and brain damage are seriously symptomatic before the congestive heart failure begins. In wet beriberi, the heart starts to fail before the nerve and brain damage are obvious. Thankfully, today we see beriberi only in famine, people on binge drinks, abuse of children or the disabled, or extreme goofy diets. ...Read more
Yes, generally: Vitamin b1 is thiamine. Like other b complex vitamins, thiamine is sometimes called an "anti-stress" vitamin because it may strengthen the immune system and improve the body's ability to withstand stressful conditions. It is named b1 because it was the first b vitamin discovered. A dose of 50-100mg/day is often used as a supplement -- but it can appear in a good basicl multivitamin too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thiamine: Vitamin b1, also known as thiamin, was first isolated as a coenzyme that plays an important role in energy metabolism. Like the other b vitamins, vitamin b1 helps to support the nervous system in addition to its role in releasing energy from nutrients in food.Vitamin b1 is also thought to help regulate appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: I am wondering about this question. A low-zinc diet is sometimes prescribed for pompholyx though it's difficult and relatively ineffective, but if someone has told you to limit your intake of thiamine, you are receiving bizarre and inappropriate advice. There may be a misunderstanding, if so, write back. ...Read more
Truncated question: Thiamine-deficient diets in real life are seen only in famine / starvation and in people who are intoxicated for weeks at a time. They get brain and nerve damage and the heart eventually fails. I'm sorry the question was truncated even if it was homework; if someone's diagnosed you with thiamine deficiency on a normal diet, consider a phone call to your district attorney. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: That is a fairly high dose but doses this high have been used in several research studies showing benefits in microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure ; biotin-responsive basal ganglion disease showing this dose to be safe- see http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/thiamin/ thiamine is considered non-toxic but few conditions seem to require such high doses. ...Read more
Fatigue/stress: Isolated Vit B1 (Thiamine) deficiency is rare, but may cause the following symptoms: Headache Nausea Fatigue Irritability Depression Abdominal discomfort. Pl see attached link for an overview. In case of true deficiency, pl rely on your physician for authentic replacement with a reliable brand. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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