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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Benfotiamine May Not Live up to Claims: Cheaper Thiamine May Be Equivalent

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Added link to study calling into question whether Benfotiamine is really lipid soluble as claimed and whether it has any advantages over much cheaper, regular thiamine supplements.

Benfotiamine, a synthetic S-acyl thiamine derivative, has different mechanisms of action and a different pharmacological profile than lipid-soluble thiamine disulfide derivativesMarie-Laure Volvert et al. BMC Pharmacology 2008, 8:10doi:10.1186/1471-2210-8-10

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