If you drink a lot of tea, be sure to take vitamin B1. This is why.
0:00 Tea and vitamin B1
0:17 Why does tea deplete vitamin B1?
0:40 The first symptom of a vitamin B1 deficiency
0:50 The best source of vitamin B1
0:60 Other things that can deplete vitamin B1
1:40 Share your success story!
If you drink a lot of tea, you may want to take vitamin B1. Making sure you have enough vitamin B1 is more important if you’re drinking a lot of black tea rather than herbal tea.
Black tea has large amounts of tannins. A tannin is a chemical that inhibits the absorption of vitamin B1. Some kinds of tea, like green tea, are low in tannins. But, consuming a lot of black teas, like English breakfast tea and many others, can deplete you of vitamin B1 because they’re high in tannins.
The first symptom of a vitamin B1 deficiency is nervous energy. Nutritional yeast is a fantastic source of vitamin B1.
Other things that can deplete vitamin B1 (thiamine):
• Red wine/grapes
• Sulfites (in dry fruit and wine)
• Unripe fruit
Sugar is one of the main things that can deplete vitamin B1. Caffeine not only deletes you of vitamin B1 but also vitamin D and iron.