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Your thiamine supplement contains silica?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by tisho23, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. tisho23

    tisho23

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    Hello.
    So i was reading a lot about thiamine and the anti-thiamine factors in our diets. I saw that silica is one of those anti factors and most of the supplements contain it is the form of Silicon Dioxide.

    I did a quick search and found some supplements in my country that do not have it in them.
    Am i overthinking this or i should purchase a supplement without Silicon Dioxide?

    Does your thiamine supplement have it? Did you noticed positive effects while you were on it?
     
  2. Runner5

    Runner5 Senior Member

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    Been taking a bunch of Thiamine with D-Ribbose, L-Carnitine and also (I think it's called) Alpha Lipoic Acid? -- thus far I have had zero improvement or reaction to it.
     
  3. tisho23

    tisho23

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    I am trying to figure out if Silicon Dioxide is inhibiting the thiamine absorbtion. Is it listed on the bottle of your thiamine?
     
  4. Runner5

    Runner5 Senior Member

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    Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Tablet Servings Per Container: 100 Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value * Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Thiamin(from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1) 100 mg 6667% Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source -- NOW Brand B1 Thiamine ​

    I also take a multi-vitamin that is very good or at least hella expensive and I have a Vega 'recovery' drink that is just basically liquid multi-vitamins.

    I am not taking the recommended dose of D-Ribbose (which I have in powdered form) - I have a hard time working it in and remembering it. I've done pretty good with the L-Carnitine but I'm honestly only at 1 serving of the D-Ribbose per day and the recommend at least 3.

    I did a cool trick on my adult kids (we joke around), I was like -- I'm so hard core into supplements now I don't need capsules I just eat the stuff straight. And I popped my finger into the D-Ribbose and ate it. They figured out something was up, haha. (It's just a type of corn sugar, so tastes pretty good ;-P ) -- Sorry some really bad CFS humor....

    Maybe if I followed the protocol correctly I would have had better luck with it. I just didn't even feel a twinge of improvement, but that's not to say you won't. You gotta try stuff. :)
     
  5. tisho23

    tisho23

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    Maybe you need to up your carbs?
    Ribose made me tired but wired that makes me believe that i am missing something in my atp production. I was very jittery but my brain fog and muscle tiredness was still there.

    Yes you are right! We need to try stuff and see what is working.

    It seems that a lot of the "good" brands lack silicon dioxide in their thiamine products..hmmm
    That gives me a little bit of hope about this. I wrote to a couple of companies on their facebook pages. Will see how they respond.
     
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