Doctor's Best Benfotiamine + Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly bioavailable, synthetic derivative of thiamin that (like ALA) can influence biochemical pathways to support the circulatory and nervous systems. Doctor's Best Benfotiamine + Alpha Lipoic Acid assumes vitamin-like roles in the body in addition to its status as the 'universal antioxidant". In addition to being a coenzyme in the energy-producing Krebs cycle, Doctor's Best Benfotiamine + Alpha Lipoic Acid has the capacity to impact cardiovascular, ocular, and brain health. Doctor's Best Benfotiamine + Alpha Lipoic Acid is a winning combination to support healthy aging and to maintain healthy cells in the presence of circulating glucose.
- Science-based nutrition
- Dietary supplement
- Disrupts formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs)
- Supports the circulatory and nervous systems
- Dual radical-scavenging action to confront oxidative stress
Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing fatty acid that performs vitamin-like roles in the body. Also known as thioctic acid or simply lipoic acid (LA), this compound functions as a coenzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, and was originally thought to belong to the B vitamin family. LA is required for synthesis of acetyl CoA, a pivotal metabolite in the cellular process of transforming glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Since amounts of alpha-lipoic acid in supplements are up to 1000 times greater than the amounts of LA that could be obtained by diet, supplemental LA can introduce physiologic actions that food alone would not bestow. An intensively researched compound, alpha-lipoic acid taken orally is thought to go beyond its role as a metabolic cofactor and instead elicit a unique set of biochemical activities that can safely enhance many areas of health.
Benfotiamine is a synthetic derivative of thiamin that has been shown in many studies to be far more bioavailable than actual thiamin. Benfotiamine taken orally is readily absorbed at higher doses, which is in sharp contrast to regular water-soluble forms of thiamin that exhibit a rapid decline in absorption when taken in doses above 5mg. Human and rodent studies indicate that benfotiamine can greatly improve thiamin status, especially in comparison with regular forms of thiamin.
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Every product is thoroughly researched and backed by the latest scientific studies conducted in the field. The formulations reflect the amounts of ingredients shown to be beneficial based on the results of scientific investigations. Doctor's Best uses patented, trademarked ingredients backed by scientific studies and clinical research. They never use insignificant quantities to enhance the label.
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