Thiamine or B1 is an essential nutrient to help the body convert food into energy. It is found in most foods, such as beans, nuts, cereals, and meat. Thiamine is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate, a molecule that delivers energy into the body. It is generally used in combination with other B vitamins which can be found in products that contain B complex. Thiamine is used for digestive problems, such as chronic diarrhea, poor appetite, and ulcerative colitis. It boosts the immune system, especially among AIDS patients. With a high percentage of positive outcome, B1 treats cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic pain, and a type of brain damage called cerebellar syndrome.
Benefits of Thiamine. Thiamine has been clinically and scientifically proven to be effective in treating metabolic disorders that have genetic origins, such as Leigh disease. It is also used to decrease the risk and symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakof syndrome, a brain disorder often seen in alcoholics and those who have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is given to alcoholics who are undergoing withdrawal process. Research shows that thiamine could be used to reduce risks of cataracts and the albumin levels of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Found In: Beans, nuts, cereals, and meats.