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Hawaiian Energy Shotz - Vitamin B1

Our in-depth look at the ingredients of Hawaiian Energy Shotz will start with the B Vitamins.   The vitamin B complex are critical nutrients for all things mind-related: mood, memory and even migraines can benefit from the B's. In the right amounts, the B's can ease anxiety, lift depression, ease PMS and boost your energy.  

B-Vitamins are water-soluble and are known in more technical terms as “coenzymes” - they help the enzymes of the body properly run the biochemical reactions we need to operate the functions of our cells. B vitamins are best taken together due to their interactions and interdependence with each other.

Vitamin B1, more commonly known as thiamine, is a very versatile vitamin.  It influences weight loss (by helping your body turn carbohydrates into energy), affects growth, nervous system and cardiovascular health.  In addition to helping your body process carbohydrates, fats and proteins, thiamine is also involved in a number of functions that contribute to your overall health.  It aids growth in children, fertility in adults, nervous system and muscle function as well as  electrolyte flow. Vitamin B1 is also a requirement of cells to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essentially the fuel on which your entire body runs.

Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine Mononitrate) Overview

  • Essential to the body to process carbohydrates. Converting sugar into energy, Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme in oxidizing sugar to produce energy for the body organs, especially the heart, brain, lungs and kidneys.

  • Necessary for the body to process fats into energy for immediate use.

  • Responsible for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that relays messages to the muscles and nerves.

  • Essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 work with Vitamin B1 to help ensure eye health and the prevention of the formation of cataracts.

  • Important to the functioning of nerves, muscle cells and the brain.

  • Ensure smooth functioning of the brain and helps improve memory and concentration.

  • Helps relieve stress.

  • Helps strengthen of the nerves by aiding in the development of the myelin sheaths (the protective covering of the nerves)

  • Aids in the production of ATP, or muscle fuel, which is especially important for athletes and those working on muscle development.

  • Thought to help regulate appetite.

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