Benfotiamine Benefits and Diabetes

Diabetes

Benfotiamine (S-benzoylthiamine monophosphate) is a compound that is an analog vitamin B1 (thiamine). Because it is lipid-soluble, the body metabolizes benfotiamine more quickly than vitamin B1. Upon dephosphorylation of benfotiamine in the intestinal  tract, a lipophilic molecule is produced which readily diffuses across cell membranes and is absorbed much better than water soluble thiamine salts. […]