Thiamin deficiency common in heart failure patients

The results of a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show that one in three patients hospitalized for heart failure had deficient levels of thiamin. This may demonstrate the body’s need for specific nutrients that even healthy eating may not be able to provide.

Also known as vitamin B1, thiamin helps the body digest carbohydrates, among other functions. Because it is not stored in the body, a deficiency can quickly develop for those not actively ensuring they receive proper levels of the vitamin.

“What was important was that a relatively small dose of thiamin from a multi-vitamin was protective against developing thiamin deficiency,” said Mary E. Keith, a physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Those concerned with having proper levels of thiamin may want to consider taking a dietary supplement, like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Vital B-100 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 100 mg of thiamin per serving – over 6000 percent the recommended daily value. Regular intake may enhance cardiovascular function and promote healthy cell growth.

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