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As co-enzymes, the B vitamins are essential components in most major metabolic reactions. They play an important role in energy production, including the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. B vitamins are also important for blood cells, hormones, and nervous system function. As water-soluble substances, B vitamins are not generally stored in the body in any appreciable amounts (with the exception of vitamin B12).
Therefore, the body needs an adequate supply of B vitamins on a daily basis. Thiamine (Vitamin B1) is an essential coenzyme in energy production. Thiamine is converted quickly into thiamine pyrophosphate, which is required for glycolytic and Krebs cycle reactions. Thiamine also appears to be related to nerve impulse transmission.
Signs and symptoms of a Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency include excessive vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, sleepiness, burning feet, calf and leg pain, abdominal pain, constipation, headache, and cramping. It is especially important to evaluate thiamine deficiency in patients presenting with neuropathy and normal B12 status.
Side Effects & Warnings
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Take one tablet daily or as directed by your health-care professional.