Deficiencies in vitamins such a thiamine can affect your mental health Deficiencies in vitamins such a thiamine can affect your mental health

Deficiencies in vitamins such a thiamine can affect your mental health

Before 2 February, 2017 Isabel Vallejo


Thiamine is part of the vitamin B complex and is necessary to metabolize food and make it into energy. It is also responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database classifies this vitamin as a vital element for correcting metabolic disorders such as loss of appetite, ulcerative colitis and chronic diarrhea. It can also prevent and treat magnesium deficiencies in humans and reduce the risk and symptoms of brain disorders.

MedlinePlus explains that some people use thiamine to maintain a positive mental attitude, increase their ability to learn, boost their energy, fight stress and prevent memory loss including Alzheimer’s disease.

While thiamine can be consumed naturally through foods such as eggs, red meats, liver, legumes, grains and milk; it can also be ingested in capsules that contain specific amounts. If you are deficient of this vitamin, a doctor can recommend the amount your body needs to function properly, depending on the case.