Thiamine Deficiency

SPECIAL NOTE: New Cancer Treatment Information

Cancer patients using DCA  (dichloroacetate to shrink tumors and/or prevent cancer recurring) require additional supplementation of  Thiamine/Vitamin B1.

This is because DCA uses the thiamine in your body to shrink tumor cells. This increased use of thiamine can trigger thiamine deficiency.

In DCA patients the most common symptom of thiamine deficiency is ‘neuropathy’ or tingling in the hands and feet. Taking thiamine prevents and stops neuropathy.

This Thiamine Deficiency has symptoms of the nervous system disorder, known as “Dry BeriBeri   (see below). To learn more about DCA visit

Vitamin B1 is an essential vitamin known as aneurin, thiamin, and thiamine deficiency in this vitamin can be deadly. Vitamin B1 is water soluble and must be taken daily to replenish our stores and prevent thiamine deficiency.

Thiamin helps maintain a normal metabolism; process carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; burn carbohydrates for energy; and, aid in metabolism of amino acids. Every cell requires Vitamin B1 to fuel our body. Nerve cells require Vitamin B1/thiamine powder in order to function normally.  Thiamine Deficiency has serious repurcussions to your health.  However, Thiamine Deficiency is reversible with supplementation.

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Causes of Thiamine Deficiency:

  • Cancer Patients treating with DCA
  • Crash Dieting
  • Liver Disfunction
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Consumption of sweets, soft drinks, processed foods
  • Sustained periods of IV nutrients
  • Carbohydrate Heavy Diet

Symptoms of Thiamine Deficiency:

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Poor Digestion
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Loss of Weight
  • Mental Depression
  • Nervous Exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Leg Cramps
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Irritability
  • Stomach and Digestive Disorders

Thiamine Deficiency causes heart muscles to become lazy, fatigued, lose strength, and gradually enlarge. Thiamine deficiency is common among alcoholics as alcohol blocks thiamine assimilation and makes nutrient absorption difficult. Thiamine powder is a great way to treat thiamine deficiency.

There are Two Major Disease Manifestations of Thiamine Deficiency:

  • “Wet Beriberi” related to Cardiovascular Disease
  • “Dry Beriberi” & “Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome” related to Nervous System Disease

Our highest concentrations of Vitamin B1 are found in muscle, heart, liver, kidneys, and brain.  This explains why Thiamine Deficiency can be deadly if thiamine supplementation is not added.

Thiamine Deficiency adversely affects blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and the production of hydrochloric acid needed for proper digestion. Thiamine deficiency also impairs circulation, cognitive activity, and brain function.

Vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency reduces energy, growth, normal appetite, learning capacity, and muscle tone of intestines, stomach, and heart.

Vitamin B1, as antioxidant, protects our body from generative effects of aging, alcohol consumption, and smoking and may improve glucose tolerance and retard arterial blockages, especially in diabetics.

This vitamin can be synthetically prepared and is found in liver, port, yeast, nuts, and some whole grains.  An average adult requires 2-3 grams of Vitamin B1 each day. Breads, flour, cereals are enriched with B1 to reduce thiamine deficiency.

Thiamin can be found in food as free form, thiamin pyrophospate (TPP), and as a protein phosphate complex.

The great thing about thiamine powder is that you can precisely measure your dosage. Most thiamine pills only contain 50-100mg of thiamine. Most need much more thiamine so using the thiamine powder lets you take what you need.

Symptoms of thiamine deficiency can be reversed by supplementing with pure Thiamine.

The chances of getting any thiamine side effects from taking too much are very minimal as it is a water soluable vitamin.