I initially started taking B1 HCL orally, on the magical quest to find my optimal level, which I failed to do over a year and a half. I came to the conclusion that since I was often more or less constipated, as many Parkinsonians are, I would never be able to find that level, as it varied based upon how constipated I was. So I decided to try sublingual B1.
However, I was recently informed that B1 100 mg Sublingual tablets do not exist, but that B1 tablets described as "microlingual" or "easy melting" do. I'm assuming that those who claim success using "sublinguals" actually mean one of those.
A couple of questions :
- I've noticed that these "easy melting" pills do melt easily, but they're not quickly absorbed from under the tongue. They mix with saliva and the B1 in the solution is very gradually absorbed over at least an hour. It's my understanding that Thiamine Mononitrate, which is used in these tablets, can be bad for the digestive system. So does that mean that I shouldn't swallow what is left of the weakened Thiamine Mononitrate /Saliva solution?
- Since Thiamine Mononitrate is potentially toxic, why not simply use Thiamine HCL 100 mg pills, since the remaining solution containing the B1 HCL can be swallowed since it's harmless to the digestive system? There's no need to spit the remainder out. Dissolving the gelatin casing of these pills adds a bit of time, but the absorption rate is the same as it is for the mononitrate.