Activated vitamins are in a form that is readily available to be utilised by the body as a substrate in biochemical reactions immediately following ingestion. This means that they do not have to be broken down and manufactured by the body into a usable form as is the case with the inactive vitamins. This is beneficial if there is a problem with the process of digestion or if some enzymatic functions are lacking in some way.
Activated vitamins are important co-factors in many body processes and they are also great for kids or older patients.
Having a thiamine deficiency is common, as it is destroyed by heat, light and tannins which are in found in tea and coffee.
Metabolics products are manufactured under strict guidelines of GMP and HACCP certification and are ISO:9001and ISO:14001 accredited. Registered with US Food and Drug Administration but not TGA approved. GMP = Good Manufacturing Practices
Action of product:
- Energy Production Support: Active B1 is a coenzyme for conversion of carbohydrates into ATP. It is thus good for digestion and energy production, (athletes) and helps with fatigue, irritability and confusion (growing teenagers).
- B1 is important for psychological well-being and neurological health, in that it is a key cofactor in making acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter which calms down the nervous system and helps the function of the Vagus nerve and thus digestion generally.
- Stress Relief: Thiamine Pyrophosphate aids in the production of neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation promoting a sense of calm and well-being.
- Cardiovascular Support: Active B1 supports healthy heart muscle function and maintains normal blood pressure levels. Helps with congestive heart failure, cardiac failure and heart inflammation.
- Kidney: Good for diabetics who are at risk for kidney disease. Note: dialysis and diuretics negatively affect B1 levels.
- Adequate thiamine supports reduction of oxalate synthesis which can prevent kidney stones.
- B1 is said to be good for enuresis (child bed wetting)
- Antioxidant and anti-aging and helps with cellular metabolism
Characteristics of active B1 deficiency: absence of ankle jerk reflex and loss of other reflexes and vibratory sense, difficulty rising from squatting position, difficult in talking and swallowing, painful click of the knee
Contents, including excipients:
Purified water, Thiamine Pyrophosphate
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, preservative free, dairy free, alcohol free, without binders, fillers and flowing agents.
Storage (if applicable):
Store in a refrigerator out of reach of children. Consume within 3 months of opening.
250 ml, 500 ml, 500ml 12/23 Expiry (end of month)
For extemporaneous dispensing in a clinical setting as directed by a health care practitioner. Due to the high bioavailability of the product, the dosages are more conservative than non-activated supplements.
Adult: 5.8mg = 1 serving = 15 drops, 91 servings per 100ml
Children (6-12yrs): 1.5mg = 1 serving = 4 drops
Children (2-6yrs): 0.8mg = 1 serving = 2 drops
Children (0-2yrs): 385mcg = 1 serving = 1 drop
Empty 50ml, 25ml and 15ml dropper bottles can be purchased from PHS.
|Cautions/Contraindications (if applicable)
While Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine Pyrophosphate, is generally safe for most individuals when taken within recommended doses, there are a few cautions and contraindications to consider:
Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to Thiamine Pyrophosphate. If you have a known allergy to this vitamin or any related substances, it is important to avoid its use.
Medication Interactions: Thiamine Pyrophosphate can potentially interact with certain medications, including diuretics, anti-seizure drugs, and medications used to treat certain psychiatric conditions. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional if you are taking any medications to ensure there are no adverse interactions.
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: In individuals with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a severe thiamine deficiency disorder often associated with alcohol abuse, high-dose thiamine supplementation may be necessary under medical supervision. However, self-administration of high-dose thiamine without medical guidance is not recommended.
Kidney Disease: Individuals with severe kidney disease may require caution when taking Thiamine Pyrophosphate supplements. Adjustments to the dosage may be necessary to ensure safe and effective use.