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Doctor's Best Benfotiamine 150mg

120 vcaps
Doctor's Best Benfotiamine 150mg

Benfotiamine is the biologically active and bioavailable derivative of Vitamin B1 or thiamine. In the body, Benfotiamine raises the levels of thiamin pyrophosphate in the blood and stimulates production of the cellular enzyme transketolase, which are involved in regulating glucose metabolism.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value


150 mg



12 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), microcrystalline cellulose and silicon dioxide.

Suggested Use

Adults only. Take 1 capsule daily, with or without food.


  • Benfotiamine can help protect tissues and organs from damage caused by increased blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. It works by interfering with the process wherein high glucose levels damage cells in the body. In fact, it is being used in Europe as prescription medication for preventing the progression of lethal diabetic complications like diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and kidney damage. The benefits of Benfotiamine are essential for optimal diabetes management.
  • Benfotiamine protects the brain, spincal cords, and nerves against the toxic effects of excess glucose, which happens in neuropathy. Neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes characterised by pain, numbness, and altered sensations in the extremities. When left untreated, neuropathy can lead to polyneuropathy or simultaneous malfunctioning in the limbs. Also, damage to brain cells related to diabetes can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline.
  • Benfotiamine supplements can be used to optimise blood vessel functions. It specifically protects the endothelial cells, which lines the blood vessels to ensure that the arteries are flexible enough to relax and dilate when there are increased blood flow demands. Endothelial dysfunction has been linked to atherosclerosis, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Taking Benfotiamine may help reduce the risk for vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the retina and other parts of the eyes. The protection from Benfotiamine may be valuable in normalising retinal functions and preventing vision loss.
  • This Vitamin B1 derivative appears to sustain optimum cardiovascular health and functions in people with high blood sugar. Scientists observed that Benfotiamine reduces the oxidative stress caused by diabetes to the cells of the heart.

Benfotiamine is the derivative of Vitamin B1 or Thiamin derived from the allium family of vegetables like garlic, leeks, and onions. This fat-soluble nutrient is actually the biologically active, meaning it’s the form that the body can use for health purposes. Benfotiamine is also highly bioavailable or easy to absorb. Benfotiamine is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and in preventing the damage caused by hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia or elevated blood sugar levels usually occur in patients at risk or already diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. According to studies, Benfotiamine works by interfering with the metabolic pathway where high blood sugar can cause damage to the cells and tissues. Furthermore, it promotes healthy production of thiamin pyrophosphate and activates transketolase, substances that regulates normal glucose metabolism.