Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B1 is also known as Thiamin. It is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it, in other words, we need a little bit everyday. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B1 is involved in nearly every cellular reaction in the body. Did you know that is essential for Healthy Skin, Blood, Hair, Muscles, Brain, your Nervous System, & overall Growth? It also works on metabolizing the Alcohol in your system. Without B1 you would get no energy from the food you ate & the carbs & fatty acid wouldn’t metabolize!
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of B1 are: Oats, Wheat Germ, Pecans, Pistachios, Brazil Nuts, Kidney Beans, Raisins, Peanuts, ChickPeas, Cashews, Brewers Yeast (not Beer)!, Whole Grains & Rye.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
If you are deficient in B1 you may notice fatigue, depression, decrease in mental functions & stamina, cramps, & or nausea. A reduction in Pain tolerance can happen as well. Alcoholics in particular are prone to deficiency, as is Colitis, Celiac & chronic diarrhea.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity is very rare, but signs may include Headache, irritability & hyperthyroidism.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
Alcohol use will reduce the absorption of B1.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.