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A Vitamin Within the B-Complex That's Vital for Neurological and Mental Health
by Paul Fassa
(The Best Years in Life) Most who are knowledgeable with supplements know the importance of vitamin B12 for preventing and reversing negative neurological maladies. But recent research has uncovered the more obscure B1 (thiamine) vitamin deficiency can result in brain damage, neurological conditions, terrible mental states, coma, and death.
It's important to understand that although high dose B1 or B12 can be a remedy for many neurological issues, it's important that a foundation of the other B vitamins be present in at least ordinary amounts.
B1 is one of 8 distinct members of the B complex, which helps maintain or improve brain and nervous system functioning, liver health, and resist the effects of stress on the immune system. Thiamine was named B1 simply because it was the first of the B complex series discovered.
B complex vitamins are water soluble and cannot be stored in the body, except for one form of thiamine that is fat soluble known as Benfotiamine. It's application will be discussed later in this article.
You need it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for metabolic energy. One of the signs of B1 deficiency is fatigue, but that symptom covers many other deficiencies as well. There are other more distinct manifestations of vitamin B1 deficiency that have been isolated.
About 80 percent of Wernicke encephalopathy patients develop KS, and once this occurs, only about 20 percent of those patients recover. Then brain damage can induce coma and death. Prior to that, B1/thiamine supplementation usually turns things around.
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About the Author:
Paul Fassa started looking into natural health to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. Then he developed more interest as he researched his articles for Natural News and Align Life.