Benfotiamine: Preventing Complications

Benfotiamine is a allithiamine which is a lipophilic form of thiamine. If you are like me, those are some medical words that I just don’t understand so let’s break those down a little bit. First of all we will stat with lipophilic. Lipophilic means ability for a chemical compound to dissolve itself into lipids, oils and fats. Thiamine is referred to as one of the B vitamins which is of course an antioxidant. Putting this all together we find out that Benfotiamine is a liquid form of the Vitamin B. That’s pretty simple, why can’t doctors just say that?

Either way, Thiamine is used as an antioxidant that helps decrease the aging lines in both men and women. In a study noted, aging was decreased by 40%; however Thiamine is not just used for that purpose anymore. It has also become very successful for those who have diabetes. Amazingly successful, it is used to treat patients who are suffering from nerve damage and nerve pain. It has also helped those who have neuropathy, nephropathy and diabetic retinopathy.

Of course, this medication is good for other illnesses also such as vascular health complications, blood pressure, helps to protect cells, helps to protect nerves, fibromyalgia, prevents lactic acidosis and also has been found to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Many of the illnesses and diseases associated with lack of thiamine will be helped by benfotiamine.

This miracle mixture was invented by a group of Japanese scientists and in 1962 a U.S. patent was entered by the Japanese scientists. Granted, most like everything else namely tea, Japanese benfotiamine is the most pure form of this medication and is best bought there where you can get the most profound rewards from it. Since most people can’t just fly to Japan over night and get a hold of this medication most of us have to use what we have. The U.S. Patent mixture of benfotiamine has of course been found more effective. Vitamin B-1 which is benfotimine’s main ingredient has had a huge effect on people through-out history and is considered one of the best vitamins for those who have diabetes and who do not.



Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) helps to convert carbohydrates and fat into energy. It has also shown signs in helping to maintain a healthy heart, normal growth rate and helps to keep both your digestive tract and nervous system going on the right tracks.

Some of the signs that can show up if you are not getting enough B-1 vitamins in your body are: Fatigue, depression, constipation, enlarged liver, weakness, edema, heart changes, impaired mental functions, irritability, severe weight loss, pain and sensitivity, pins and needles sensations, poor coordination, nervousness, and weak and sore muscles.

Thiamine helps enhance circulation and assists blood flow, it has also treated anemia and been helpful in the treatment of neurological diseases. It has helped to improve people’s minds who have otherwise produced signs of Alzheimer’s disease and much more. For those who have developed heart disease it has shown to be very helpful and even those who have been diagnosed with infections and the STD Herpes. On a different note: it repels mosquitoes also.

Some people do not like medications or vitamins, if this is you then you can try eating more of the foods listed below as a way to boost you Vitamin b-1 level in order to help your treatments in diabetes.

Barley, beans pinto and red, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, egg yolks, milk, liver, fish, oatmeal, meat, legumes, rice bran, raisins, poultry, peas, plums, sunflower seeds, seafood, whole grains, watercress and wheat germ.