Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Benefits of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency – Video

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Benefits of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency – Video

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, has a significant impact on various bodily functions. In this video, the speaker highlights the importance of B1 for energy production and its role as a “helper nutrient” for the mitochondria, the cell’s energy factory. A deficiency in B1 can lead to fatigue, especially in individuals with high carbohydrate diets or diabetes, as B1 is necessary to metabolize glucose. Additionally, B1 deficiency can manifest as peripheral neuropathies, causing numbness and pain in the feet. B1 is crucial for the nervous system, supporting the myelin sheath around nerves and the function of the autonomic nervous system, which controls the body’s fight or flight response.

B1 deficiency can also lead to digestive issues, such as gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Furthermore, it can impact the regulation of body temperature, leading to discomfort in extreme temperatures. B1 supplementation has been found to be beneficial in relieving symptoms such as motion sickness, canker sores, and restless leg syndrome, all of which can be exacerbated by high sugar consumption.

The video emphasizes that obtaining B1 from the diet may not be sufficient to achieve therapeutic benefits and suggests supplementation for those with B1 deficiency. Moreover, the speaker underscores the importance of managing sugar intake, as high carbohydrate diets can deplete B1 levels, leading to a range of health issues. Overall, the video provides valuable insights into recognizing the signs, symptoms, and treatment benefits of B1 deficiency.

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0:00 Introduction: Vitamin B1
0:30 Functions of vitamin B1
3:05 Symptoms of a vitamin B1 deficiency
4:39 The importance of vitamin B1
7:40 Severe vitamin B1 deficiency
9:34 Best vitamin B1 supplements
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Today, we’re going to take a look at vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. Vitamin B1 is intimately involved with the function of the mitochondria, so if you’re deficient, low energy is one of the first symptoms.

The more carbs and sugar you consume, the more B1 you need. This is because vitamin B1 is necessary to burn glucose.

Even on a ketogenic diet, you’ll still burn glucose for certain functions of the body. Vitamin B1 is water soluble, so it isn’t stored in the body for long periods. This makes it easier to become deficient.

B1 is also important for the myelin sheath—the coating on your nerves. B1 is crucial for the proper function of the autonomic nervous system and specifically affects the vagus nerve.

The following conditions and symptoms are related to a deficiency in vitamin B1:
•Gastroparesis (slow digestive system)
•Peripheral neuropathy
•Regurgitation of bile
•Excessive sweating or no sweating at all
•Excessive tears or no tears at all
•Dizziness when standing up
•Low tolerance for stress
•Trouble regulating body temperature
•Increased pulse rate

If you have a more severe B1 deficiency, you might experience the following:
•Enlarged heart
•Memory loss
•Hearing loss
•Sleep apnea
•Trouble breathing

Avoid synthetic B1, which is sometimes made with hydrochloric acid, acetone, ammonia, and coal tar. Allithiamine and benfotiamine are the two best options for vitamin B1 supplements.

Drugs can also affect the absorption of vitamin B1. Metformin, diuretics, and certain antibiotics can lead to vitamin B1 deficiency. Low magnesium can affect vitamin B1 absorption as well.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Video Transcript

I would say out of all the vitamins that I’ve have worked with and practice B1 is at the top of the list as far as creating effects there are many different other vitamins or nutrients that you take you don’t really feel much change at least initially but B1 is

Different you usually see pretty quick changes for a lot of different effects and that’s what I want to get into today as well as talking about some of the warning signs and how you would end up with a B1 deficiency in the first place B1 is intimately involved as kind of a a

Helper nutrient for your mitochondria the energy Factory in the cell and so if you’re deficient you’re GNA have a hard time making fuel you’re going to be tired okay that’s a big symptom right there and relating to that fuel in the mitochondria you need it to burn um

Glucose the more glucose that you have running through your bloodstream the higher the carbohydrates in the diet the more B1 you’re going to need or you are going to run out of B1 really fast because it’s needed to metabolize this Fuel and when you run out you can’t burn

That fuel you’re going to be tired now what I mean by burning off glucose I’m talking about like even using your own stored glucose as glycogen in your livers so even if you’re on the ketogenic diet you do still uh burn glucose to a certain degree it’s not

Just completely 100% fat burning or ketones um certain cells certain parts of body need glucose and so there is a different um levels of different types of fuels that you’ll use at any given time so B1 is water soluble which means it doesn’t get stored in the body for a

Long time like the fat cyle vitamins like vitamin A d e and K so if you’re doing fasting right and let’s say for example you’re under a lot of stress and you’re drinking tea all of these things can deplete B1 and even if you have inflammation you can use up more B1 so

If someone is a diabetic okay they’re going to have higher levels of sugar chances are they’re almost always going to be deficient in B1 and this is why one of the major symptoms from a diabetic is peripheral neuropathies okay so what is that that is a situation

Where the lower part of your feet you have this um neurological problem whether it’s numbness extra pain burning that’s because you’re low in B1 and that’s where it shows up first so you need B1 to build the milin sheath it’s like the coating let’s see if you could see this

Right here this little wire right this is like coating around a wire so that would be like myin around your nerves so you need to be one to support that and without that you start getting a short circuiting uh neurological issues the autonomic nervous system the main nervous system that controls the flight

Or fight mechanism and the recovery mechanism and that’s called the parasympathetic and it’s sometimes known as is like rest and Recovery which works through the vagus nerve needs be1 and so there’s a lot of conditions related to this vus nerve B1 deficiency like a condition called gastroparesis where your digestive

System is just really slow it’s just not working food tends to stick around a lot longer than it should this is why a B1 deficiency can create constipation and part of these nerves also control um the valves on the top of your stomach and even the bottom of the stomach so if you

Have a valve problem at the top of your stomach you have what’s called gird okay so you’re going to have like acid reflux things like that you can also have problems with the valve at the bottom of the stomach and you can actually regurgitate bile coming up into the

Stomach and then coming up into the esophagus and that can act as a very powerful detergent and irritate the lining of your esophagus all the way up into the back of the throat where you might have horseness or chronic cough off and it can actually destroy some of

The connected tissue and as far as the autonomic nervous system goes if you are in this situation where you don’t have full sympathetic function you can have a problem with excessive sweating or no sweating at all excessive tears or no tears at all so that has a lot to do

With your ability to adapt to your environment like you might just get out of the shower and all of a sudden just break out in a sweat or if it’s really extreme you might stand up and feel dizzy there’s an extreme version of that called pots where the body just cannot

Tolerate gravity stress so you need be one another common uh symptom probably one of the most common one is you just feel highly irritated this nervous tension this buildup a pressure that um it makes it so you don’t have any tolerance for stress at all boy does B1

Work for that you give some B1 to a person Within three minutes they’re just feeling calm B1 is needed to make Gaba too and Gaba keeps you relaxed and calm and I’m not sure if this next effect is related to Gaba or something else but B1

Is known to help someone just have a positive mental attitude it’s pretty wild so if you have people around you that are kind of Debbie downers or negative people just slip some B1 into their coffee there’s also other uh problems with the autonomic nerve system that you can have blushing like getting

A red face uh easily embarrassed even the regulation of temperature if you can’t tolerate uh extreme cold temperatures or extreme you know hot temperatures you probably need B1 typically if someone is B1 deficient they’re gonna have a tendency to be more cold and it’s going to be very

Uncomfortable and in their minds they’re thinking oh thyroid but they might just need B1 and by the way as a side note B1 helps thyroid cases if you’re deficient in B1 your pulser rate could go up as well so if we think about it from the Viewpoint of what causes the deficiency

Of B1 like high carbohydrate diets or diabetics what are the common symptoms for that well anything related to the eye cataracts glaucoma kidney problems artery problems brain fog issues heart issues nerve issues so B1 can act as a very powerful antioxidant too to counter some of the oxidation effects that this

Sugar is creating on the kidneys on the nerves on the brain and the eyes so if you have cataracts or glucoma taking B1 would actually be very beneficial but just realize that just getting B1 from the diet probably is not going to be enough especially if you’re trying to uh

Achieve a therapeutic dose to create an effect so you’d want to take some B1 another interesting uh effect if you ever if driving in a car and someone has motion sickness give some B1 if someone’s trying to recover from a canker sore give them some B1 so if

Someone consumes a lot of sugar like I used to consume a tremendous amount you’re going to get what’s called restless leg syndrome which can be relieved with some B1 I’ll never forget I mean in the middle of the night I was getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning

I’m pounding my legs like they are so Restless they would just wake me up it was miserable and I had no idea it was connected to this B1 deficiency and probably the bend and Jerry’s didn’t help so remember more carbs more alcohol more tea the less B1 you’re going to

Have now you could actually develop more serious uh problems with a B1 deficiency a severe B1 deficiency it enlarge heart edema and swelling in the lower legs mental confusion there’s another one H what was that um uh memory loss n stigmas where your eyes are kind of going back and forth

You sometimes you see that in children I mean think about how many kids are consuming so much sugar um and they’re highly irritated sometimes and they’re a bit agitated and Restless give them some B1 but also cut out the sugar there’s something else called ATT taxia which

Affects part of the brain and when you walk you stagger right you’re not balanced anymore uh B1 can help that condition hearing loss could be another symptom of a B1 deficiency sleep apnea is another one this is why taking B1 right before bed can greatly help you

With not just sleep apnea but also panic attacks nightmares anxiety and calming down that excessive thinking that goes on before you go to bed it’s not going to give you a lot of energy it’s just going to actually give you what you need to be able to sleep now one thing that will

Keep someone up at night is not being able to breathe the respiratory centers in your brain stem need B1 and when you’re deficient you’re going to find you’re going to have difficulty breathing and that could be the reason why you can’t sleep I remember in practice giving people B1 and they’re

Just like wow I just feel like I can breathe right now so it’s interesting breathing is going to help sleeping anything related to brain fog uh B1 can help and also um anything neuritis like inflammation of the nerve especially fibromyalgia now fibromyalgia if it’s on the right side think gallbladder taking

A remedy like B salts but if you have fiomia all over the place take B1 as far as the type of B1 I would would not recommend synthetic unless you’re doing some type of short-term detoxification uh because the synthetic B1 uh the way they make it they use hydrochloric acid sometimes

Acetone uh they use ammonia and even colar so you can’t imagine something that’s made from that is like the same as something from nature I personally take it’s called Ali thamin okay that comes from garlic extract and I will put a link down below for more information on that another version of

The B1 is called benot toine now this is a different uh form of B1 and yes this one is made synthetically but I’ve never had a problem with it because it’s not made from colar and it’s in a fat sble form so they made this water cable B1 vitamin

Into a fat cable vitamin so it can actually penetrate U the nerves in the bottom of your feet apparently it does not cross the bloodb brain barrier but if you have anything related to your feet okay feet pain nerve pain I would take botam another thing you have to

Realize too when you take B1 if you are magnesium deficient you may find that the B1 doesn’t work as well so you might want to find a supplement with either magnesium or even take magnesium sometime during that day or just make sure you’re not deficient certain drugs will create a deficiency of B1

Metformin and diuretics certain antibiotics if someone has a lot of inflammation chances are they’re going to be deficient in B1 now if you want a really good summary of all of the functions of B1 I put everything in one download click the link down below and you can download it for free

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