Introduction to Benfotiamine

What is Benfotiamine?

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) moleculeThiamine or vitamin B1 is an essential nutrient that is absorbed poorly by the body, and therefor has to be taken in a variety of precursor forms. It is a vital cofactor for production of a number of essential enzymes including ones in the pathways of glucose metabolism.

Low levels of thiamine can lead to a number of health issues that include nerve and heart ailments, weakness and pain in the limbs, weight loss, and emotional disorders. Benfotiamine is a precursor of thiamine that was initially developed to treat alcoholic neuritis (nerve inflammation that is rather painful), in 1960’s in Japan.

Most traditional forms of thiamine are water-soluble, but benfotiamine is lipid-soluble which enhances its usability in the body. Consumption of benfotiamine raises the levels of thiamine in the blood and tissues, which in turn protects the body from health issues related to low levels of thiamine. Benfotiamine occurs naturally in onions, leeks and garlic, along with other members of the allium family.Continue Reading

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