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Mega Benfotiamine
250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: 00925

Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 (thiamine), supports healthy blood sugar metabolism and helps protect the body’s tissues against advanced glycation end products and oxidative stress.66 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.

In a landmark study, benfotiamine effectively increased transketolase activity in cell cultures by an astounding 300%, compared to a mere 20% for thiamine. This robust activation was sufficient to block three of the four major metabolic pathways leading to blood vessel damage.66 Benfotiamine also blocks the activation of the transcription factor known as nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), which is implicated in numerous inflammatory conditions.66 

Overall, benfotiamine can activate glucose metabolism and promote healthy blood glucose levels in those already within normal range. Benfotiamine also helps maintain healthy endothelial function67-73 and supports the health of the nerves, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, and heart.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Servings Per Container 120

Amount Per Serving

Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl)

10 mg

Benfotiamine

250 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, rice flour, vegetable stearate, silica.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one to four capsule(s) daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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Life ExtensionMega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (13)
  • No side effects (11)
  • Produces results (8)
  • Acts quickly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (11)
    • Older people (8)
    • Men (6)
    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (9), Regular user (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is one supplement that I must have

    I take this product four times a day: morning on an empty stomach, at lunch, dinner and then before bed. More me and my body chemistry, it is the most effective supplement...Read complete review

    I take this product four times a day: morning on an empty stomach, at lunch, dinner and then before bed. More me and my body chemistry, it is the most effective supplement for fighting glycation, plain and simple. I really cannot do without it. I have stopped taking this product and glycation syptoms appear.....I take the product and they disappear. I have done this quite a few times, to experiment and each time this has been the result.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Has vegetable stearate

    Trying to eliminate stearates from my supplements. Benfotiamine is a great supplmement, but, you can find it without stearates for about the same price.

    Now, I do realize that...Read complete review

    Trying to eliminate stearates from my supplements. Benfotiamine is a great supplmement, but, you can find it without stearates for about the same price.

    Now, I do realize that there is a lot of research that suggests the claims against stearates are overblown and it may be insignificant. But, I'd just rather not have it, especially if I can find sources without it.

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    3.0

    Has vegetable stearate

    By Cheapman

    from Houston

    About Me Health Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

    • Has Vegetable Stearate

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

    Trying to eliminate stearates from my supplements. Benfotiamine is a great supplmement, but, you can find it without stearates for about the same price.

    Now, I do realize that there is a lot of research that suggests the claims against stearates are overblown and it may be insignificant. But, I'd just rather not have it, especially if I can find sources without it.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    OK!

    By Joe

    from Melbourne, FL

    About Me Very Sr Citizen Wt2

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supplement A Meal

      Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

      I'm hoping that it does indeed help control my blood glucose.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic results!

      By sagesteve

      from Prescott AZ

      About Me Health Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Acts Quickly
      • No Side Effects
      • Produces Results
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

        This is THE one thing that all D Type Two people should be taking every single day...religiously. Fantastic results and a great preventative approach!

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is one supplement that I must have

        By Bob

        from Harrison, NY

        About Me Health Conscious, I Take Many Supplements, Regular User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Acts Quickly
        • Most Effective Supplement
        • No Side Effects
        • Produces Results
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • I Take Four Timesday
          • Older People

          Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

          I take this product four times a day: morning on an empty stomach, at lunch, dinner and then before bed. More me and my body chemistry, it is the most effective supplement for fighting glycation, plain and simple. I really cannot do without it. I have stopped taking this product and glycation syptoms appear.....I take the product and they disappear. I have done this quite a few times, to experiment and each time this has been the result.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Literature is promising on Mega Benfotia

          By David

          from San Francisco

          About Me Regular User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Acts Quickly
          • No Side Effects
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men

            Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

            The literature on this product is encouraging. I think it makes a great addition to an anti=aging regime. I take it daily.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            "I will continue to buy this product

            By Clarence

            from Casselberry, FL 32707

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • No Side Effects
            • Produces Results
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

                Solved my problem

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nerve help...

                By ejeanes

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

                Pros

                • Acts Quickly
                • No Side Effects
                • Produces Results
                • Simple To Take

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Older People
                  • Women

                  Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

                  I was having lots of discomfort especially at night while sleeping with nerve conditions (tingling, numbness). I started taking 1 Benfotiamine capsule in the morning and 1 capsule at night before bedtime. I rarely have issues any more and sleep much better. Don't know what I would do without this supplement!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding!

                  By Life Extension Lifer

                  from New York

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Acts Quickly
                  • Good Taste
                  • No Side Effects
                  • Produces Results
                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Older People

                    Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

                    Extremely satisfied. Take 2, twice-a-day. Believe it has helped me to regain some control over my sugar metabolism. Highly recommended!

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    ????????

                    By Cesar

                    from Austin, Texas

                    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                    • No Results

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Men
                    • Older People

                    Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

                    I did not see any results yet

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not Sure

                    By Healthy and Happy

                    from Connecticut

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • No Side Effects

                    Cons

                    • No Results

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Life Extension Mega Benfotiamine, 250 mg 120 vegetarian capsules:

                      I could not tell if this worked

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