Vitamin B1

HOW TO GET WELL THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated © Dennis Rocke 2022

VITAMIN B1

(Thiamine Chloride)

Measured in milligrams (mg)
SOME OF THE THINGS THEY DO…
  • Aids the peristaltic action (wave like movements of constriction and relaxation which propels food along the digestive tube. Encircling muscles contract to squeeze the food forward while the muscles in front of the food relax. The latter muscles constrict in their turn, and so on) of the digestive system.
  • Aids in prevention of premature ageing.
  • Aids maintenance in the normal red blood count
  • Heart muscle protector
  • Helps metabolism (helps the body to deal with) of proteins
  • Helps nutrition of carbohydrates
  • Helps prevent constipation
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases stamina preventing fatigue
  • Instrumental for good health in the nervous system
  • Promotes growth
  • Stimulates the brain
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY…
  • Depression and nervous exhaustion
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gross deficiency can cause oedema (fluid retention)
  • Heartbeat slow
  • Irritability
  • Severe constipation
  • Weakness in the muscles.
  • Weight loss
MINIMUM DAILY RECOMMENDATIONS…
  • 0.9 mg
NATURAL SOURCES…
  • All nuts
  • All seeds
  • Beans especially soybeans
  • Beets
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Leafy greens
  • Milk (all sorts of milk products)
  • Most whole grain cereals
  • Nut butters e.g. peanuts
  • Oats
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Rice polishings
  • Wheat
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat germ

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