Strange name, right? Benfotiamine (bin-fo-tie-a-mean) is a derivative of vitamin B-1 and has been researched in Japan and Europe for a number of years but not well known in the US until recently. What may it help? The list is long. It can produce beneficial effects on general nerve health, sciatica, neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, polyneuropathy, peripheral neuropathy (PN), shingles, herpes zoster, fibromyalgia, other nerve conditions, vascular health, blood pressure, and coronary health for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
Benfotiamine also appears to have beneficial anti-aging properties and is able to protect human cells from harmful metabolic processes.
If you have vision issues, it is important to note that it is believed that eye conditions such as cataracts may be related to glycation, which is a process contributed to excess refined carbohydrates. Benfotiamine inhibits glycation.
Benfotiamine is not just for diabetics. Any population suffering from conditions brought about by unknown or inadvertent thiamine (B1) deficiencies should respond well to benfotiamine. Benfotiamine is emerging as the most effective of the thiamine compounds.
Benfotiamine is less toxic than vitamin B-1 and after decades of use by millions of people, there have been no adverse effects reported related to the use of vitamin B-1.
It is noteworthy that there have been no anecdotal or clinical reports of toxicity or adverse side effects associated with benfotiamine after decades of public use in Japan & Europe. Another study concluded that benfotiamine is 30 times less toxic than acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol).
Please consult with one of our Natural Living associates to learn more or to purchase. We offer two brands. Country Life and Doctor’s Best. For the month of September, the Country Life Benfotiamine is on sale.