Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Applications:Alcoholism, anemia, depression, diarrhea, mental illness, stress, beriberi, shingles, infections.
Scientific Data:Thiamine deficiencies have been linked to mental illness. Geriatric patients who have surgery may experience a thiamine loss which may explain their postoperative confusion and mental deterioration. Antibiotics, oral contraceptives and sulfa drugs may also decrease thiamine levels. Eating a diet high in carbohydrates increases the need for thiamine.
Recommendations:Thiamine hydrochloride is the most common source of this vitamin in nutritional supplements.

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