Thiamin is B1, a water-soluble, nontoxic B vitamin that depletes within 2 weeks of not eating normally. It is not a treatment for HG. Thiamin protects pregnant HG patients’ hearts and brains and babies’ development.
We frequently receive questions about why HG patients need more thiamin than their healthy counterparts. A pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) patient cannot eat a nutrient rich diet and may not be able to eat at all. A healthy pregnant patient can eat a nutrient rich diet that includes a variety of foods.