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1 Functions Energy metabolism. Thiamin, as its active form TPP (combined with magnesium), is a vital coenzyme in the production of energy in cells. Nervous system. 2 Thiamin also plays an important role in the metabolism of several brain neurotransmitters (including acetylcholine and serotonin). Protein synthesis. Thiamin is important in the synthesis of collagen (the major structural protein in the body). Thiamin deficiency is associated with decreased collagen formation and impaired wound healing.

It may also be effective in diabetic neuropathy. Central nervous system disorders. Thiamin may be of benefit in Alzheimer’s disease,6 anxiety, and depression (especially when associated with anxiety). Heart failure. Particularly in the elderly, chronic heart failure that responds poorly to conventional medical therapy should raise the suspicion of thiamin deficiency. 7,8 Anemia. Thiamin deficiency produces an anemia resembling that of folate or vitamin B12 Heavy alcohol consumption. Supplemental thiamin reduces the risk of deficiency in people who consume large amounts of alcohol.

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