Benfotiamine (a lipid-soluble form of vitamin B-1) was developed in Japan in the late 1950's to treat alcoholic neuropathy, sciatica and other painful nerve conditions. It was patented in the U.S. in 1962, and has been in widespread use in Japan since 1962 and in Europe since 1978 with encouraging results and an excellent safety record.
Benfotiamine, a synthetic derivative of thiamine (vitamin B-1) which shows promise in treating a number of neurological and vascular conditions, also appears to have beneficial anti-aging qualities, protecting human cells from harmful metabolic end products.
Benfotiamine is not just for diabetics. Any population suffering from conditions brought about by unknown or inadvertent thiamine deficiencies should respond well to benfotiamine. Benfotiamine is emerging as the most effective of the thiamine compounds.
With benfotiamine, the sustained increase of Thiamine Pyrophosphate (TPP) and the resulting activation of the enzyme transketolase in the system can produce beneficial effects on general nerve health, sciatica, neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, polyneuropathy, peripheral neuropathy (PN), shingles, herpes zoster, fibromyalgia, general aging, other nerve conditions, vascular health, blood pressure and coronary health for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
Benfotiamine is less toxic than thiamine hydrochloride (common vitamin B-1) and after decades of use by millions of people, there have been no adverse affects reported related to the use of vitamin B-1. We believe there is minimal to nil downside in trying benfotiamine and the individual results have the potential to be quite significant.
120 capsules, 150mg
Most people dose the capsules at 1-4 capsules twice per day
(300- 1200mg. of benfotiamine per day). Perhaps 80% of our customers
tell me they get excellent results at 600mg. per day. The other 20% are
taking 900mg., 1200mg. or perhaps even 1500mg. per day with good
results. The issue is not safety—benfotiamine is very safe—the issue is
perceived benefit vs. expense.
Ingredients: Pharmaceutical grade benfotiamine, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid & gelatin.
Note: The printed date on these products is the
date of manufacture. As confirmed by the manufacturer, this products is
good for 2 years from the date printed.
FDA DISCLAIMER: Because benfotiamine is a dietary supplement the FDA only requires manufacturers and distributors to have credible evidence as to its safety. The FDA itself has not evaluated benfotiamine for safety or effectiveness. Benfotiamine therefore cannot be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Item Number: Benfotiamine
Manufacturer Part #: 689076771429