Benfotiamine dosages vary depending on the individual and condition requirements, but the usual dose is somewhere between between 600mg per day, upto over 1000mg (in some cases).
Benfotiamine is a manufactured supplement of vitamin B1, which has five times more bioavailable actioning, than regular thiamine.
The closest form of thiamine, which is similar to benfotiamine is found in genus Allium plants like onions, garlic and leeks.
The configuration of benfotiamine allows it to transverse cell membranes readily, making its antioxidant abilities more usable for the body. Latest research indicates that benfotiamine is valuable in averting a number of oxidative-stress related ailments.
Realistically speaking, the body can only use around ten milligrams of vitamin B1 in water soluble form, in a single day.
Benfotiamine however, can be taken safely at much higher dosage as it is fat-soluble. Most people take 600mg daily, two 150 mg capsules in the morning and two in the evening.
Better Results With Higher Doses!
Some people have reported improved results by increasing the dosage as high as 1200mg.
People simply have to work out what is best for them, higher or lower dosages. And by being prudent and monitoring their own reactions, they can determine the dose which works best for them.
Benfotiamine has no side effects at all reasonable daily dosages.
The best way to approach the dose question is to start with the typical recommended amount. The first signs of the supplement working appear after two to three weeks. At this point, the dose can be adjusted according to needs.
Important: Individuals with thiamine sensitivity need to proceed with caution, if at all. And should consult a medical professional before taking benfotiamine.
Never the less, symptoms of over dosing might include weakness, nausea, sweating, restlessness, feeling of warmth and breathing problems. The skin may also exhibit a bluish colouration. If any of these symptoms are experienced, it is best to discontinue at once.