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AOR Benfotiamine - Prevents Cellular Damage - 80 mg 120 caps

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Prevents age-related cellular damage
• Blocks the formation of harmful sugar products
• Supports nerve function in diabetics
• Helps prevent retinal damage

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Prevents age-related cellular damage
• Blocks the formation of harmful sugar products
• Supports nerve function in diabetics
• Helps prevent retinal damage

The problem of AGEing
Benfotiamine
is a natural form of thiamin (vitamin B1). Thiamin is an effective inhibitor of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are produced by a detrimental chemical process in which proteins are damaged by sugar products. This damage results in deactivated enzymes, damaged DNA and unhealthy signaling in the body. Thiamin blocks the last and most important step of this process, when harmful sugar products are irreversibly converted into AGEs. Thiamin also activates an enzyme which helps the body shunt excess sugar products into a safer metabolic pathway.

A break for diabetics
Since AGEs are produced when there is an accumulation of sugar, it is an especially damaging process in diabetics. Benfotiamine has been shown to not only reduce AGE formation, but to protect tissue structure and function in diabetics, including nerve and kidney function. It also protects diabetic retinas from AGE damage.

Effective in the body, not just in the lab
Although thiamin is a powerful AGE-inhibitor, it is poorly absorbed by the body. Benfotiamine maintains thiamin's AGE benefits while being able to pass directly into cells. This makes it more bioavailable and less toxic than other thiamin supplements.

Advanced Glycation Endproducts, or "AGEs" as they're appropriately called, are the end result of the complex chemical process through which the structure of proteins is warped by exposure to sugars or by other, much more reactive molecules. In every cell, the sugar that your body uses for fuel is busily at work at this very moment, caramelizing your body through exactly the same chemical processes that caramelize onions or peanut brittle. When blood sugar levels rise, some key cell types - including nerve cells (neurons), the cells that make up the fine blood cells of the retina of the eye and the filtering units (glomeruli) of the kidney - are also flooded with glucose. The resulting high sugar levels within these cells cause a logjam in the normal cellular metabolism of glucose. This backlog results in a buildup within the cell of super-reactive glucose-metabolic intermediates which attack the surrounding proteins, lipids, and DNA, causing AGE damage from within the heart of the cell. These cells are thus the most vulnerable to the complications of diabetes.

TPP: Our Hero … in Chains!
Thiamin Pyrophosphate (TPP) is the active form of vitamin B1. This vitamin can step in to stop AGE formation at the most important point in the process: the late, irreversible conversion of Amadori products into full¬blown AGEs. What's more, boosting TPP in cells stressed by high glucose concentrations opens up an important biochemical "safety valve" in the normal metabolism of blood sugar which allows the body to shunt excess sugar byproducts into a safe alternative metabolic pathway, preventing the logjam that leads to the formation of AGEs.

Unfortunately, this does not mean that loading up on regular thiamin (vitamin B1) will free you from glycation's sticky shackles. The problem is that your body's ability to absorb and metabolize conventional thiamin supplements is very limited. Nor does taking TPP itself get around the problem. As part of the normal cellular absorption process, specific enzymes actually strip TPP of its phosphate groups, making it ineffective for battling AGE.

Benfotiamine: the TPP Solution
Fortunately, an effective way to boost thiamin pyrophosphate in your cells does exist: Benfotiamine, the most efficient member of a unique class of thiamin-derived compounds. Benfotiamine's unique structure makes it able to pass directly through cell membranes, readily crossing the intestinal wall and being taken straight into the cell. Moreover, Benfotiamine is actually less toxic than conventional thiamin supplements.

Shielding Nerve Structure
Benfotiamine
has been proven in multiple human and animal studies to reduce AGE formation and support tissue structure and function in diabetics. Many randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials have proven that Benfotiamine powerfully supports nerve function in diabetic neuropathy. Studies have found that Benfotiamine users experience a 50% reduction in diabetic nerve pain, along with an increased ability of the nerves to detect an electrical current, respond to electrical stimulation, and regulate the heartbeat.

Benfotiamine in Other Vulnerable Tissues
More recently, new studies have begun to document Benfotiamine's ability to shield other tissues from AGE damage, including diabetic retinas and kidneys.

The End of an AGE
These are not test-tube studies. The results experienced when taking Benfotiamine occur not merely in labs, but in lives: in the bodies - and in the health - of living things, from experimental animals to human beings. In Benfotiamine, we finally have a proven way to protect tissues from the AGE assault.

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Additional Information

ProductSKU 624917040517
Ingredients Contains: 120 Vegi-Caps
Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Amount per Serving:

Benfotiamine 80 mg


Other ingredients:

microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose, sorbitol, silicon dioxide, water.


AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.

Suggested Use: Commence with two capsules twice daily for the first month; you may then continue at this dose or reduce to two capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

Main applications
• Aging
• AGE Inhibitor
• Brain Support
• Thiamin Deficiency

Source: Pharmaceutical Synthesis.

Pregnancy / Nursing: No studies have been conducted. Best to avoid.

Cautions: Persons with thiamine hypersensitivity should not take this product.

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