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vitamin b1 thiamine

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Re: vitamin b1 thiamine

by Robin Garr » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:00 pm

Denise, welcome to the forum! I moved this post into the main wine forum, where it will get more attention.

I was not familiar with this issue, but checked a few reputable science sites via Google, and it looks to me as if the problem of alcohol reducing the metabolization of Vitamin B1 (and maybe B-complex vitamins in general) is only an issue for those who consume far too much. As long as you're a moderate drinker, it does not seem to be a concern at all.

Caveat: If your doctor tells you that you are low on B-vitamins, then I'm sure alcohol would be something to talk about this. But honestly, I've never heard of anyone having this problem.
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Re: vitamin b1 thiamine

by David M. Bueker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:59 pm

No issues here. I do take a B complex supplement, and have for years.
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Re: vitamin b1 thiamine

by Fredrik L » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:26 am

From my MD brother: "If you are low on B due to drinking, quit it! Sooner or later the alcohol is going to kill you! For any moderate drinkers it is not an issue."

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