Thiamine

4 Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Options

…pounds, take 200 mg a day for the first week, and then continue taking 100 mg a day. * Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble, highly absorbable form of thiamine (vitamin B1). According to researchers, benfotiamine blocks three of the major culprits responsible for blood vessel damage in patients with elevated…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…take deep, relaxed breaths to keep plenty of oxygen in your bloodstream. * Avoid the Sting. Studies have shown that taking 100 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine) a day helps keep mosquitoes at bay. This regimen may also help reduce itching caused by bites. While the research is not conclusive regarding thiamine’s…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…placebo-controlled study, researchers gave patients with early-stage diabetic kidney disease 300 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine) or a placebo daily for three months. Those taking thiamine experienced many benefits of vitamin B1, including a 41 percent decrease in urinary albumin excretion. Even more impressive…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Health Hazards of Summer

…thirsty, since thirst is actually a sign that dehydration has already set in. Tip #2: Repel mosquitoes with vitamin B1. For mosquitoes, vitamin B-1 (thiamine hydrochloride) may do the trick. In 1943, Dr. Ray Shannon from St. Paul, Minnesota, reported on 10 dramatic cases of resistance to mosquitoes from…

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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…beneficial supplements that should be included in treatment for congestive heart failure are selenium, vitamin E and other antioxidants; folic acid, thiamine and additional B-complex vitamins; and fish oil. Cover your nutritional bases by taking a high-potency multinutrient, extra Vitamin D and at least…

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Natural Mosquito Repellents

…questionable, especially for young children and older individuals. Instead, here’s what I recommend as natural mosquito repellents: * Take Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): There’s at least one study indicating that taking 100 mg of vitamin B-1 a day can act as a natural mosquito repellent. Other studies have shown…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…a diuretic, you lose vital water-based nutrients when you drink. So supplementing with vitamin C and B-complex vitamins—especially vitamin B1 (thiamin), which is rapidly destroyed by acetaldehyde—beforehand will help reduce the after-effects of alcohol. I also recommend taking an herbal extract…

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