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Clinician’s Corner: Folic Acid

Folic Acid—Vitamin B-9—Probably the most important B vitamin! Mechanism: Folic acid is required for normal Red Blood Cell formation. Stimulates the production of red & white blood cells and platelets in certain anemias. Dietary sources: Folate is found naturally in a wide variety of foods, such dark green leafy...

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Clinician’s Corner: Niacin

As we journey through the water-soluble vitamins, lets focus on Niacin (Vitamin B-3) which is available both as an extended release prescription product, as well as over the counter in our vitamin aisles. Your Thompson Pharmacist will guide you through the maze of niacin products. Niacin (B-3) is one...

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Clinician’s Corner: Riboflavin

Your Thompson Pharmacist is a great resource for vitamin recommendations.  We will focus on riboflavin, a vitamin that causes mild symptoms if deficient, but is frequently recommended by neurologists. Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) Function of riboflavin: Function: central component in a number of enzyme systems dealing with carbohydrate breakdown. Dietary...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)  (also spelled “thiamin”) Function of Thiamine: Function: plays in carbohydrate breakdown and nerve conduction. Deficiency States: Also associated with malabsorption, dialysis, and protein-calorie under nutrition. In addition to insufficient intakes of thiamin from the diet, the causes of thiamin deficiency include lower absorption or higher excretion...

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