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Advanced Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Nutrient Therapy


Advanced Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Nutrient Therapy By Matthew Cress


  • Vitamin B1 basics

  • How food gets its B1 content

  • Which bacteria produce vitamin B1

  • Which foods have the vitamin B1 microbes. Notably milk kefir and aged cheeses

  • How introducing these microbes to the gut is helpful for those with vitamin B1 deficiency symptoms/conditions.

  • How carbohydrates influence B1 deficiency conditions.

  • Blood volume, POTS, Dysautonomia, Chronic Fatigue, Neuropathy, & Beriberi

  • L-reuteri as a happy-making microbe.


0:00 Introductions and topics covered and vitamin B1 basics.

2:25 Vitamin B1 dietary sources, thiamine heat destruction, B vitamin stability,

4:15 Official dietary B1 recommendations (these are too low) and B1 deficiency symptoms 6:45  Thiamine deficiency solutions - Going on a "bodybuilding diet" to build up the body for energy.

9:00 Low carbohydrate and elimination diets are very slow to remedy B1 & Energy deficiencies. Carbohydrates help with blood volume and energy.

13:32 Bacteria make Thiamine. How food gets its vitamin B1 content. How to improve your vitamin B1 status

21:58 The specific bacterial species that make vitamin B1 & their common starter cultures

27:30 Milk Kefir has bacteria that provide vitamin B1 (NOT store bought milk kefir, only homemade kefir from kefir grains)

30:00 Aged cheeses and vitamin B1 (this does also mean that these cheeses do need to be eaten as is and not cooked)

33:30 L-Reuteri is found in Aged Cheese and in Sourdough bread. Sourdough bread vs. industrial bread. Asian ferments.

38:30 Summary and a post-production video note.

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