What Causes Vitamin B1 Deficiency?
The main cause of thiamine deficiency is an imbalanced diet. If your diet is generally healthy, there is no need for taking Vitamin B1 supplements as your body can obtain all that it needs from common foods (read above). Also, in most developed countries bread and cereals are generally fortified with this vitamin.
WARNING Regarding Vitamin B
A little known fact about taking any one of the B group of Vitamins is that if you take too much for a prolonged period, you could develop an imbalance with other vitamins in the group which can lead to various diseases. Hence, unless specifically indicated by your doctor, supplements should be taken from the whole group. In other words, rather than just take a Vitamin B1 supplement, you would take the entire recommended dose of the entire Vitamin B complex.
Another important note is that it is important that you consult with your doctor before you take vitamin B1 (thiamine) as it is known to interact with many medications.
In general, what you should learn from this article (or this entire blog for that matter) is that if you eat healthy, you should not have any vitamin deficiencies at all.
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