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Benfotiamine 150 + Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300

60 Veggie Caps

DRB-00251

Health interest: Blood Sugar Support
  • Helps support circulatory and nervous systems*

  • Helps support cellular processes fueled by glucose metabolites*

  • Helps dual radical-scavenging action to support against oxidative stress*

  • Non-GMO / Gluten Free / Soy Free / Vegetarian / Vegan

Available Sizes

60 Veggie Caps

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What is Doctor’s Best Benfotiamine + Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

Benfotiamine (S-benzoylthiamine-O-monophosphate) is a synthetic derivative of thiamin (vitamin B1). Benfotiamine is fat-soluble, more bioavailable, and physiologically active than thiamin.* Benfotiamine helps maintain healthy cells in the presence of blood glucose, supports against oxidative stress, and supports healthy aging. Alpha-Lipoic Acid supports the body’s defense against free radicals and recycles antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E.* Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing fatty acid, it is soluble in both water and fat and is sometimes referred to as the "universal antioxidant".

What's the difference between Benfotiamine and plain old Vitamin B1?

Benfotiamine is an analog of thiamin (Vitamin B1). However, when we take supplemental thiamin, the absorption and metabolism is limited. By increasing the relative levels of thiamin in the body, Benfotiamine enhances enzyme activity that inhibits the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Studies suggest an ability of benfotiamine to help maintain normal blood vessel and nerve structure.

Is Benfotiamine a coenzyme?

Benfotiamine is converted into coenzyme thiamine-diphosphate (TDP) once in the body.

Is Benfotiamine derived from garlic?

No, Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin B1, produced through synthesis.

Is the Alpha Lipoic Acid natural or synthetic and how is Alpha Lipoic Acid made?

It is synthetic.

When ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is manufactured synthetically, it occurs as a racemic mixture of the 2 forms, R and S. The R form is found naturally in the body and is considered the "active" form.   Most basic ALA products are a 50:50 mixture of both R&S forms.

What is the percent of R-form and S-form in the Alpha Lipoic Acid that Doctor's Best uses?

It contains 50% R-form and 50% S-form.

What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products?

Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.

Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition.

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What is Doctor’s Best Benfotiamine + Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

Benfotiamine (S-benzoylthiamine-O-monophosphate) is a synthetic derivative of thiamin (vitamin B1). Benfotiamine is fat-soluble, more bioavailable, and physiologically active than thiamin.* Benfotiamine helps maintain healthy cells in the presence of blood glucose, supports against oxidative stress, and supports healthy aging. Alpha-Lipoic Acid supports the body’s defense against free radicals and recycles antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E.* Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing fatty acid, it is soluble in both water and fat and is sometimes referred to as the "universal antioxidant".

Supplemental Facts

FAQs

What's the difference between Benfotiamine and plain old Vitamin B1?

Benfotiamine is an analog of thiamin (Vitamin B1). However, when we take supplemental thiamin, the absorption and metabolism is limited. By increasing the relative levels of thiamin in the body, Benfotiamine enhances enzyme activity that inhibits the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Studies suggest an ability of benfotiamine to help maintain normal blood vessel and nerve structure.

Is Benfotiamine a coenzyme?

Benfotiamine is converted into coenzyme thiamine-diphosphate (TDP) once in the body.

Is Benfotiamine derived from garlic?

No, Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin B1, produced through synthesis.

Is the Alpha Lipoic Acid natural or synthetic and how is Alpha Lipoic Acid made?

It is synthetic.

When ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is manufactured synthetically, it occurs as a racemic mixture of the 2 forms, R and S. The R form is found naturally in the body and is considered the "active" form.   Most basic ALA products are a 50:50 mixture of both R&S forms.

What is the percent of R-form and S-form in the Alpha Lipoic Acid that Doctor's Best uses?

It contains 50% R-form and 50% S-form.

What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products?

Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.

Safety

Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition.