Why Does Eating Sugar Deplete Vitamin B1?

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

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Deficient in vitamin B1? It could be your high-carb diet! Find out why.


0:00 Introduction: Why sugar depletes vitamin B1

0:15 Causes of vitamin B1 deficiency

0:42 How the body uses vitamin B1

1:41 How vitamin B1 deficiency affects body tissues

2:42 Share your success story!

In this video, we’re going to talk about carbohydrates and vitamin B1.

Why do carbs deplete vitamin B1 in your body? Let’s find out!

Vitamin B1 is necessary for the breakdown of carbohydrates. This process is known as carbohydrate catabolism.

So the more carbohydrates that you consume, the more your body needs vitamin B1 for the metabolism of carbs.

When you’re eating a large number of carbs, your vitamin B1 intake often can’t keep up.

Other potential causes of vitamin B1 deficiency are:

• Alcohol

• Dextrose

• Stress

• Diabetes

Vitamin B1 is critical for:

• Biochemical pathways

• Neurotransmitters

• Nucleic acids

• Fatty acids

• Steroids

• Defending against oxidative stress

Diabetics often experience issues related to vitamin B1 deficiency, such as peripheral neuropathy, neuritis, and other forms of nerve damage. Benfotiamine may help with these issues. Benfotiamine is a special form of fat-soluble vitamin B1.

The tissues that are most sensitive to vitamin B1 deficiency are:

1. Nerves/brain tissue Symptoms include:

• Neuritis

• Neuropathy

• Anxiety

• Agitation

• Dementia

• Confusion

• Nightmares

2. Heart tissue Symptoms include:

• Increased heart rate

• Edema

• Heart failure

The best natural source of vitamin B1 is nutritional yeast.

In summary, vitamin B1 is a crucial nutrient. It’s important to replenish your vitamin B1 and avoid high-carb diets.

Healthy Keto is the best diet for avoiding carbohydrates and sugar. If you’re not already on a keto diet, check out my other videos to learn more.

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