Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine:One of the most deleterious effects of normalaging is rising glucose (blood sugar) levels. Excess glucose floods cells throughout the body, overwhelming their metabolic machinery and increasing the mitochondrial production of free radicals. Failure to control this excess sugar can lead to numerous health issues.
Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 (thiamine), supports healthy blood sugar metabolism and acts through several mechanisms to block the biochemical pathways by which high blood sugar wreaks havoc throughout the body. For example, the enzyme transketolase is critical to blood sugar metabolism. Like many enzymes, transketolase requires a co-factor. In this case, it needs assistance from thiamine. Unfortunately, thiamine is water soluble, which makes it less available to the interior of the cell. Benfotiamine is fat soluble and can easily penetrate into the inside of cells. It is also more bioavailable than the water-soluble thiamine.
Directions: As a food supplement, take one to four of Mega Benfotiamine capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pregnant, or breastfeeding, or if you are taking medication, or on medical care, consult your healthcare professional prior to use. Do not exceed the daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule: Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl). 10 mg. Benfotiamine 250 mg, Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silica, vegetable stearate, dicalcium phosphate.
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