Benfotiamine is a natural form of thiamin (vitamin B1) that has been proven to be 5 times more absorbable than regular thiamin and has better penetration through cellular membranes. The benefit of benfotiamine centers around its ability to block a harmful process in the body called protein glycation, which creates Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs), a role that is not shared by thiamin.AGEs are formed when cells are exposed to consistently high levels of blood sugar. They can lead to significant tissue and DNA damage, speed up the aging process, and ultimately lead to diabetic-related nerve damage in the hands and feet and damage to blood vessels in the eyes and kidneys. Benfotiamine has the unique ability to block the formation of AGEs and supplementation can help reduce nerve pain and improve nerve function. Many randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials have proven that benfotiamine powerfully supports nerve function in diabetic neuropathy.AOR's Benfotiamine is one of the few products to contain this active form of B1 in an evidence-based dose. With our modern high-sugar diet, millions are experiencing the many negative effects that excessive sugar has on the body. Those looking for protection against these negative effects such as accelerated cellular aging and nerve damage should consider AOR Benfotiamine. Benfotiamine is a naturally-occurring form of thiamin (vitamin B1). Benfotiamine's superior ability to penetrate cell membranes increases its bioavailability over conventional thiamin supplements. This allows for the use of benfotiamine to elicit all of the benefits of vitamin B1, such as the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat, in a highly efficient manner.