Thiamine enhances circulation and assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid, which is important for proper digestion. Thiamine also optimizes cognitive activity and brain function. It has a positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity, and is needed for muscle tone of the intestines, stomach, and heart. Thiamine also
acts as an
protecting the body from the degenerative effects of aging, alcohol
consumption, arteriosclerosis, and smoking.
nervous system disease, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine.
Other symptoms that can result from thiamine deficiency include constipation,
edema, enlarged liver, fatigue, forgetfulness, gastrointestinal disturbances, heart changes, irritability, labored breathing, loss of appetite, muscle atrophy,
nervousness, numbness of the hands and feet, pain and sensitivity, poor coordination, tingling sensations,
weak and sore muscles, general weakness, and severe weight loss.
This B vitamin can also be a benefit for people with alcoholism,
as a needed nutrient.