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There's a lot of research out there, and here we try to distill it into plain (or at least not too complicated) English so you can get a better idea of the many benefits of supplementation. No,  you don't just pee them out, they actually are good for you! Along with a proper diet (which is not the food pyramid btw), they can often help with many issues where other modalities fail. Are you ready to see how deep the rabbit hole goes?

Thiamine, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

June 17, 2020

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a complex chronic condition characterized by allodynia, pain, stiffness, parasthesias, and tenderness of the muscles, skin, and soft tissues. It also may feature HPA-axis dysregulation, circadian abnormalities, fatigue and muscle weakness, depression, and insomnia. Biochemical abnormalities include elevated markers of system oxidative stress, inflammation, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Many in the FMS community have achieved great successes using high doses of thiamine.

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Thiamine TTFD, Bladder Emptying Disorders & Interstitial Cystitis

May 30, 2020

People who are low in thiamine can present with a complex array of symptoms which stem from underlying autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The primary complaints may center around central/peripheral neurological issues, cardiovascular abnormalities, gastrointestinal distress, or a mixture of all three. However, bladder dysfunction is often a feature of this problem. In this short article, we will examine how thiamine deficiency can manifest as bladder problems.

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How does thiamine relate to EMF-hypersensitivity and brain cell dysfunction?

May 18, 2020

This article will examine how non-native electromagnetic frequencies have been shown to affect the brain and neurological system, the physiological foundations of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome, and how specific nutrients have been researched to support the antioxidant system in the brain.

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When SIBO & IBS-Constipation are just unrecognized thiamine deficiency

May 16, 2020

In many people chronic upper constipation and GERD are misdiagnosed as bacterial overgrowth. Unfortunately, they are often non-responsive to antimicrobial treatments. Yet, sometimes the issues improve greatly with vitamin B1 repletion. In this case, the "SIBO" diagnosis is simply a symptom of an underlying systemic problem with energy metabolism.

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Thiamine TTFD – Nerve Damage, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Hearing Loss

May 7, 2020

Neuropathy is a well established consequence of chronic thiamine deficiency. It is known that thiamine supports nerve conduction, and plays several roles in maintaining healthy neurological function in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Damage to nerves in the periphery might produce paraesthesia (tingling), burning, numbness, or even chronic pain. A few symptoms of central injury can include hearing loss/deafness, visual disturbances or blindness...

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