Benfothiamine - a highly bioavailable form of thiamine, also called vitamin B1. According to various sources, the advantage of its absorption over other forms of thiamine may be even of several times. Apart from this, thanks to its properties to dissolve in fats, it demonstrates high affinity to nervous tissue, as a result of better permeability through neuronal lipid membrane. Thanks to this, benfothiamine is indicated as the form of vitamin B1, which is the most suitable for people dealing with problems of the nervous system, which is the consequence of improper supply of thiamine. It positively influences energy metabolism of neurons.
Benfothiamine is also indicated as a supplement, demonstrating positive influence on the treatment of symptoms of diabetes complications. It contributes to reducing neuropathy and retinopathy and decreases related pain symptoms. It also limits the pace of the process of protein glycation and supports carbohydrate metabolism of patients.
Supplementation with vitamin B1 should be of interest to people who use proton-pump inhibitors and diuretic drugs.