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Benfotiamine‚ a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 (thiamine)‚ supports healthy blood sugar metabolism and helps protect the body’s tissues against advanced glycation end products and oxidative stress. For example‚ the enzyme transketolase is critical to blood sugar metabolism. Like many enzymes‚ transketolase requires a co-factor. In this case‚ it needs assistance from thiamine. Unfortunately‚ thiamine is water-soluble‚ which makes it less available to the interior of the cell. Benfotiamine is fat-soluble and can easily penetrate into the inside of cells. It is also more bioavailable than the water-soluble thiamine.
In a landmark study‚ benfotiamine effectively increased transketolase activity in cell cultures by an astounding 300%‚ compared to a mere 20% for thiamine. This robust activation was sufficient to block three of the four major metabolic pathways leading to blood vessel damage.46 Benfotiamine also blocks the activation of the transcription factor known as nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB)‚ which is implicated in numerous inflammatory conditions.
Overall‚ benfotiamine can activate glucose metabolism and promote healthy blood glucose levels in those already within normal range. It can also reduce formation of advanced glycation end products to prevent glucose toxicity and correct endothelial cell defects caused by high concentrations of blood glucose‚ especially inside endothelial‚ retinal‚ kidney and nerve cells. Benfotiamine also helps maintain healthy endothelial function.
For those who desire to take higher doses of benfotiamine‚ Life Extension offers these 250-mg capsules.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container 120
Amount Per Serving
Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl) 10 mg
Benfotiamine 250 mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule)‚ microcrystalline cellulose‚ dicalcium phosphate‚ rice flour‚ vegetable stearate‚ silica.
This product contains NO milk‚ egg‚ fish‚ peanuts‚ crustacean shellfish (lobster‚ crab‚ shrimp)‚ soybeans‚ tree nuts‚ wheat‚ yeast‚ gluten‚ or corn. Contains NO sugar‚ and no artificial sweeteners‚ flavors‚ colors‚ or preservatives.
Take one to four capsule(s) daily with or without food‚ or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
When using nutritional supplements‚ please consult your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMO Free
- Made In The Usa
- Milk Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Peanut Free
- Tree Nuts Free
- Corn Free
- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
- Sugar Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Artificial Sweetener Free
- Preservative Free
- Vegetarian Product
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Overall Rating for Mega Benfotiamine 250 mg 120 Vegetarian Capsules
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By Steve Martin
from Globe, Arizona
Stop the Tingling
I developed diabetes, doctor said Mega Benfotiamine by Life Extension would take away the nerve damage. I have a shooting in my foot once or twice a day, gone from hundreds per day. Benfotiamine will help with people that have nerve damage, it repairs. You don't have to have diabetes, just nerve pain in your extremities. Thanks Life Extension for a great product...
Simple, it WORKS. Reasonable price. Easy ordering.
Not a thing.....
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
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