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Thiamine mononitrate Biovea B1 Spring Valley B1

A fascinating thread veered into thiamine therapy for PD.

Thiamine therapy grabbed my attention. Thiamine HCL is a prescription

drug in the USA. Thiamine mononitrate can be purchased as a supplement

(1-2) and may have side effects (3).

1. Biovea VITAMIN B1 (High Potency) 500mg 50 Tablets

Amount Per Serving

• Thiamin (as thiamine mononitrate) 500mg

• Magnesium 100mg

(as magnesium oxide, magnesium malate,and magnesium citrate)

2. Spring Valley: Natural Metabolism Support B1 Vitamin Dietary Supplement, 100 Ct

Seems to contain thiamine mononitrate

3. The Side Effects of Thiamine Mononitrate

by ELIZABETH THATCHER Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013

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Finally got my b1 from biovea today. They lost my order for a whole month. I'll let everybody know how I'm doing with it. Decided against B1injections because all you can get in us is product with aluminum in it, they even warne you about it on the label if you are going to use the product often. Still am taking Mannitol however did not see any difference except for.constipation getting better.


Thank you for providing important insights.


"...Oral administration of lipid-soluble allithiamines [thiamine propyl disulfide (TPD) and thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide (TTHF)] rapidly increased thiamine activity in whole blood, red blood cells, cerebrospinal fluid, and urine in normal and thiamine-deficient subjects. These thiamine congeners also restored red blood cell transketolase to normal in alcoholics with thiamine deficiency. Such repletion equaled that produced by parenteral, water-soluble thiamine hydrochloride (THCl) or thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP). Oral administration of water-soluble thiamines (THCl, TPP) neither elevated thiamine activity in biological fluids nor restored transketolase activity to normal in alcoholics with thiamine deficiency presumably due to their rate-limited intestinal transport. Oral administration of TPD eliminated lateral rectus palsy in patients with Wernicke's encephalopathy. Orally administered allithiamine vitamers are therefore recommended for prophylaxis and treatment of thiamine deficits because while having essentially the same biological properties as parenterally administered water-soluble thiamines they have not produced any untoward effects after long-term administration and are far more efficiently utilized."

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