Benfotiamine is a form of vitamin B1 (thiamine) that supports healthy blood sugar metabolism and protection against advanced glycation and oxidative stress. Being fat-soluble, it is much more bioavailable than the water-soluble thiamine. Thus, it can more easily penetrate the cells and can be used as a co-factor for many enzymes.
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Transketolase is one such enzyme that requires a co-factor for blood sugar metabolism. Benfotiamine has been proven to effectively increase transketolase activity in cells and block three of the four major issues of blood vessel damage. Benfotiamine also blocks the activation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), which often lies behind inflammation.
Additionally, it can activate glucose metabolism, promote healthy blood glucose levels and maintain healthy endothelial function. Benfotiamine with Thiamine is a low-cost dietary supplement that can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and support nerves, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and heart.