The #1 Vitamin Deficiency behind Bladder Issues (Freq. Urination, Leaky, Urgency)

Discover the #1 deficiency behind bladder issues and natural tips to fix bladder problems.

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0:00 Introduction: Bladder problems explained
1:25 What causes bladder problems?
1:59 The #1 vitamin deficiency behind bladder issues
4:37 Other causes of bladder problems
5:16 How to fix bladder issues
8:37 Learn more about vitamin B1 deficiency!

Today we’re going to talk about the #1 vitamin deficiency behind bladder issues: vitamin B1 deficiency.

A vitamin B1 deficiency could lead to problems, including:
• Leaky bladder
• Incomplete urination
• Frequent urination
• Getting up in the middle of the night to urinate

The common thread behind these bladder issues is actually a problem with the nervous system.

The main control with urine elimination stems from the brain, and this part of the brain is very sensitive to a vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency.

A thiamine deficiency in the brain can even starve off certain neurons, causing a lack of function. The part of the brain that controls the bladder can shrink, leading to a loss of control of the bladder.

This situation is common with age and in those with diabetes, prediabetes, or chronic insulin resistance.

Natural tips to get rid of bladder issues:
1. Take vitamin B1 (benfotiamine and natural B1)
2. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet and do intermittent fasting
3. Drink 2.5 liters of fluid a day (not past 6 pm or 7 pm)
4. Consume apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 TBSP in water)
5. Reduce caffeine consumption
6. Massage the bladder

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the #1 deficiency behind bladder issues. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. Simone Z on March 16, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for this. I’ve suffered from this problem for years and years. I’ll try increasing my B1 intake from now on.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      Very glad to be of help.

  2. Daniel Cote on March 16, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Dr E.Berg, Thank you for all the accurate information you give in your videos so pleasant and interesting to watch. For those with health problems each video is more hope for healing with at least one solution or even several . Vous êtes un bienfaiteur de l’humanité. Merci.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      Very glad to be of help.

  3. Sabrina and husband on March 16, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the info Dr Berg 🌸 I don’t have this symptom right now, but for a while I used to wake up around 1 time in the night for that. This is gone since I started to use berberine supplement regularly.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 7:10 pm

      Very glad to be of help.

  4. narnia oz on March 16, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Both of my parents have Bladder problem. It saddens and worries me. Thank you Dr.Berg.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 7:11 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  5. Richard Peter Shon on March 16, 2023 at 11:05 am

    This is so true. Dr. Berg you are a life saver, literally. Best doctor for life. Will never forget you. God bless.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 7:22 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  6. Kirby Young on March 16, 2023 at 11:08 am

    Dr. Berg. I have recently figured out that all my fatigue and slow recovery after a workout comes from lack of micronutrients – which were depleted by working out to failure. I just would like to ask if you could make a video about a casual gym goer or weightlifter or not really an athlete per say, but trains extremely hard. I have concluded that I always try to train to failure. And when I do i get sick after a few days. Now that I have decided to supplement with a natural multivitamin and B1. So far it has grealty helped with the recovery and not getting sick part. This is going to sound crazy and I believe movies tend to show how hard someone works out in the “Training Montage” Scenes. They neglect nutrition, and this leaves a lot of young people as myself to push hard but not increase the intake of nutrients. Not just food like protein and other macros, but actual nutrients which are mostly B vitamins especially if it involves the muscle.

    • Seattle Six on March 16, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      If anything I believe Dr Berg’s vlog has helped many people listen to what their body is saying and encouraging them to act.

  7. Hillary Banks on March 16, 2023 at 11:19 am

    I thought I was having bladder infection/irritation but it was from DIM supplementing. Also, eating raw pumpkin seeds daily has helped me with urgency. (About to celebrate 3 years keto in April!!☺) Thank you Dr B!!

    • AllHim Withme on March 16, 2023 at 11:26 am

      YES!!! I gave our dog pumpkin seed extract for her incontinence and it totally took care of her leaking. If we ran out there’d be tell-tale drips on the floor. No one can say a dog has psychosomatic responses so I’m thoroughly convinced it has to really work.

    • Ry on March 16, 2023 at 2:23 pm

      What’s DIM supplement?

  8. AllHim Withme on March 16, 2023 at 11:28 am

    I damaged my whole bladder system for the 8 months I was coughing hard and incessantly due to an undiagnosed histamine intolerance. Now I’m healing my gut and avoiding histamine containing or producing food, and this will help me undo the bladder damage, too. Thank you!

    • AllHim Withme on March 16, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      @Beede Bawng I learned from Dr. Berg that intermittent fasting could resolve immune issues (which were obvious; I was experiencing massive asthma and congestion all the time) so I started OMAD (having been low carb already). As soon as I only ate once a day I was able to correlate my symptoms with ingesting food. ANY food. So then I read up on what caused food intolerance and learned all about histamine intolerance and MCAS which I clearly (at that point) have. And, as Basil Maz says, the symptoms are varied, but I was getting to the point where I was nearly anaphylactic after ingesting ANYTHING so I got the granddaddy of all possible symptoms, lucky me.

    • AllHim Withme on March 16, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      @Basil Maz And yay for me I had the “rare” near-anaphylaxis response.

    • AllHim Withme on March 16, 2023 at 1:17 pm

      @Melanie Starkey Green tea? That’s a no-no for histamine intolerance…as is basically everything else. I fast a LOT…I wish I never had to eat or drink again.

    • Free Spirit on March 16, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      @Melanie Starkey Most everything you want to eat, unfortunately. Healthy foods. Just look it up!

    • Missy Asche on March 16, 2023 at 3:10 pm

      ​@Beede Bawng typically, it’s figured out through diet. Limit histamine foods, histamine liberating foods, etc… There’s a lot to know, so research histamine diets, Dao supplements.

  9. Fredrik Wallinder on March 16, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Eric is now one of my main sources of health info on the internet, very good job.

    • Magdalena Aguilar on March 16, 2023 at 6:11 pm

      I’ve learned so much from you thank you my gallbladder does not hurt like before😊thank you thank you

    • Frank Cano on March 16, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      I’ve cured a lot of problems with my health by watching Dr. Berg. A key problem I noticed is our food lacks vitamins so we have to go out and take vitamin supplements. If our food had actual vitamins I feel like we would be fine.

    • ling ling on March 16, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      I love that you call him Eric. ❤️

    • Scarecrow on March 16, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      Hell yeah.

    • Sabeen Salman on March 16, 2023 at 7:03 pm

      I am unable to get in touch with Dr Berg for after hysterectomy I am facing lots of problems major being gall bladder .
      My sister in law is a fourth stage cancer patient… Serious issues. She is left with skin on bones only…
      I would really like to discuss these issues with Dr Berg 😳.

  10. Patricia O'reilly on March 16, 2023 at 11:34 am

    If you want professional medical health information there is only one Dr. Berg. Short precise informative information with a twist of humour every now & again . 😊😊😊

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you very much. Appreciate your comment.

    • CYndibabI on March 16, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC question please (it’s kinda embarrassing but I’m desperate for information) could you please do a video on hormones and perimenopause please❓(it’s a living NIGHTMARE 😱) also since being in perimenopause I’ve noticed a difference in my bladder 👈🏻😱⚠️ SERIOUSLY what is happening to my body it’s like I’m falling apart like I’m 80 years old 😱

    • CYndibabI on March 16, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC 👋🏻 since you’re the best in the world 🌍🤍 could you do a video on HORMONES effecting/flaring up the HEART ♥️ (please 🙏🏻)

  11. Yankee 🌹 Rose on March 16, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Sending this to my sister, who suffers from all of these symptoms Dr. Berg. Thank you for expertise and advice! ❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing. Hope the information here will help her.

  12. tick tack on March 16, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Interesting. I have been having urgency since a late teenager and it has been getting worse and worse as a young adult. I searched for information many times and found out it was possibly a nerve issue, but it was said to not be fixable. It would really surprise me if this worked.

    • whatta 1 on March 16, 2023 at 12:16 pm

      Try and stay away from natural flavors and dye’s or added chemicals in your food. That might help, too.

    • Seattle Six on March 16, 2023 at 2:03 pm

      Another factor to consider would be if any other members of the family have similar issues. If not, then definitely worth evaluating such a therapy

    • tick tack on March 16, 2023 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you for your answers. Although we don’t have the same symptoms, I suspect many of us are pre diabetic. My grandma even developed diabetic neuropathy. I might be getting the same, so I should definitely be cutting carbs and processed foods.

  13. Helen Keto on March 16, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    I realized how increased stress can create the need to pee, even if on keto and intermittent fasting. So that’s a sign I need to increase b1. That’s a point I need to remember. ❤

  14. Dee Fz on March 16, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks so much for this information, Dr Berg. So grateful for your channel and informative, sane posts! You’re massively reassuring.

  15. Dan White on March 16, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    I’m fortunate. Been a T-1 diabetic since age 19. I’m now 71. No diabetic neuropathy. No bladder issues. I walk 2 miles four to five times weekly. Lost a lot of weight. And eat healthy. Plus, I have a great endocrinologist.

    Your videos are very helpful. Thanks.

    • 🌼Verónica🌼 on March 16, 2023 at 12:59 pm


    • lpg12338 on March 16, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      Great to hear, hopefully many many more years of good health! 👍

    • Nan's Global Kitchen on March 16, 2023 at 5:25 pm

      Wow! You are very lucky Can you please share if your endocrinologist is located in Orlando area? I would like to find a good one for my husband!

    • Oceanaway007 on March 16, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      im a type 1 too i pee all the time tho even in range

    • Vanita Gomes on March 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm

      What is T1 diabetic

  16. Frits van Zanten on March 16, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Two remarks: 1) I think it would be useful for viewers when they consider a vitamine deficiency that in my view the symptoms have to show (or not) some consistency. In my view, again, a deficiency can not be the cause when your symptoms differ hugely from day to day or from week tot week, for you can’t be deficient one day and no longer the next one. Or can you? So some guideline may be useful. 2) I don’t know what the average amount of pee is normally, but 2,5 L is a lot (in a moderate climate)(added to fluids in vegetables, fruit etc) and with an average of 300 cc you’ll easily have to go to the bathroom 10 times a day, even more when you have these typical complaints. Besides, you may drain your body from minerals with these amounts.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      The problem is that a vitamin deficiency various among people so much, so you have to look at each nutrient and compare this to what you eat. What I am trying to is make you aware of certain connections, so its in your radar so you can increase as necessary. If you drink 2.5 liters of water day – you won’t have much dilution – only if you’re getting into a gallon.

  17. Rania Abdel-Halim on March 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I can’t thank you enough Dr.Berg for all your efforts and valuable information 🙏🏻

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 3:50 pm

      You’re very welcome! Glad to help!

  18. Katarzyna McKeown on March 16, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve had a frequent peeing problem since i can remember, since being a child. Around 30 i decided to do something about it, saw urologist, had some tests done and started taking meds for overactive bladder. Been taking it for years. I recently started IF 16/8, eating more meat and I decreased amount of carbs (im eating 1 gluten meal a day pre celiac tests right now, but after tests im going low carb as it makes me very bloated). I didn’t take my bladder meds for 2 days – i was out one day and i forgot another day and i noticed that i did not pee any more frequently without it (2-3 months earlier, when i didn’t take the pill, i had to go to the toilet every 5 min) 🤔 so i decided to try to completely stop taking it. And my bladder is just fine 😮 I don’t need meds anymore 😳 Still can’t believe it

    • E H on March 16, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      So did removing gluten and carbs help the overactive bladder? Good luck.

  19. Ave Maria gratia plena!! on March 16, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    De. Berg, you are an Angel!!! How many health issues we have in our family and thanks to your programs and your dedication we are all getting and feeling better. I’m going through menopause and I have the worst scenery, including frequent urination but im reducing the carbs and taking the vitamins D and B1,etc, following always your advises and I’m feeling much better now..Thank you!! It’s amazing what you are doing for all of us in this difficult times we are living. Thank you so much may God protect you and bless you and your family!!!

  20. Vivian on March 16, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Dr Berg. I’m a 16 year old female. Last summer I became anorexic. Tofu and spinach were the only foods I didn’t fear to eat, and so I ate a lot of soy for about a month. I lost a lot of weight, the condition of my skin was terrible and I experienced a lot of stress. In autumn my mental health went back to normal. I got really concerned about my period loss. I even started eating meat again after years of vegetarianism. I’ve been feeling very good lately, I even grew a little bit taller, and look a lot healthier, but unfortunately there’s still no sign of my period 😞. I’ve gotten it once in January, but then it just disappeared again. I don’t stress a lot nowadays, but sometimes I start panicking due to my period not coming back. What should I do?

    • Larry C on March 16, 2023 at 3:22 pm

      What’s your BMI? What is your exact diet and daily calories today?

    • Vivian on March 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm

      @Larry C My BMI had always been quite low, even when everything was okay and I had my period regularly. The most I weighted in my life was around 43kg (I’m 164/5’4)

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on March 16, 2023 at 3:51 pm

      Yes, good question because your periods are a reflection of your fertility. I would re-evaluate your foods and make sure what I recommend in my books and videos – making sure the foods are nutrients, like seafood, shellfish for example. You need the trace minerals – high quality eggs are also essential and you may also need more vitamin D3 – like 10,000 IUs.

    • Vivian on March 16, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      @G P Yes, I got my blood tests done and went to a gynecologist, but the doctors told me that everything is alright

    • Vivian on March 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Thank You doctor

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