What is Vitamin B1 (thiamine)?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Lipothiamine

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Vitamin B 1, thiamine, is essential for neural function and carbohydrate metabolism. A severe thiamin deficiency results in Beriberi which is a nerve and heart disease. In less severe deficiency, nonspecific signs include malaise, weight loss, irritability and confusion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 34 8
Loss of energy 10 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 2
Mitochondrial disease 4 0
Fatigue 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 7
50 mg daily 3
100 mg every other week 1
125 daily 1
250 mg every other day 1
200 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
600 mg daily 1
1,000 mg four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 15
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3 patient evaluations for Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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