VITAMIN B-1 (Thiamin)
IMPORTANCE: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin) is known as the "Morale Vitamin" because of its beneficial effects on the nervous system and mental attitude. It enhances circulation, assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism and digestion. It plays a key role in generating energy and promotes good muscle tone. It acts as an anti-oxidant, protecting the body from degenerative effects of aging. It helps prevent reoccurring canker sores. It helps maintain a healthy nervous system; prevents depression, alleviates fatigue, optimizes brain function and mental alertness. Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin) has been used to treat numbness of the hands and feet, poor circulation, tingling sensations, weak or sore muscles, forgetfulness, heavy breathing, and irritability.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May lead to the loss of appetite ; weakness & feeling tired; paralysis & nervous irritability; insomnia; loss of weight; vague aches & pains; mental depression & constipation; heart & gastrointestinal problems.