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What are the benefits of benfotiamine?

Benfotiamine is a synthetic, fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. This is one of the only synthetic vitamin types that Dr. Berg recommends because it has virtually no side effects.

Dr. Berg believes that every diabetic should be taking benfotiamine. Vitamin B1 is involved in the engine of the mitochondria (cell energy factory) that does glucose metabolism. The more glucose you have running through the machine, the higher the blood sugar, and the more depleted of vitamin B1 you’re going to be.


  • 3 to 5x more absorption than regular B1

  • Protects against oxidation

  • Decreases A1C (measure of average blood sugars for 3 months)

  • Prevents cataracts

  • Can help prevent cardiac fibrosis (scar tissue)

  • Can help prevent necrosis

How to consume it

When it comes to benfotiamine dosage, consider taking at least 600 mg of it per day, and you can spread it out.

Where to get it

You can order it online or get it at a health food store.

Last updated: May 01, 2024 18:34 PM