The supplement called Benfotiamine is a fat soluble form of thiamine (also known as the Vitamin B-1). It occurs naturally in very small amounts in roasted, crushed garlic and other vegetables such as onions, shallots, and leeks. However, in its supplemental form, is it most commonly given orally. This particular supplement has also been shown to be extremely safe for individuals taking it.
Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
Benfotiamine is very beneficial to those individuals who are dealing with the chronic pain that is brought on by neuropathy. In fact clinical studies have found it to be very helpful in the treatment of nerve pain which is highly specific to those suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Individuals who deal with painful symptoms (such as numbness, tingling, burning, needle like pinching, and loss of muscle strength) of neuropathy on a constant basis often have trouble just completing the tasks of daily life. If these symptoms are left untreated, the peripheral neuropathy can lead to much more severe problems such as loss of balance, or even the need for amputation. However, Benfotiamine can improve these symptoms and most often a prescribing physician will recommend the use of Benfotiamine along with other supplements that are known to be beneficial to peripheral neuropathy, such as Vitamin B12 and Alpha Lipoic Acid which help to reduce the symptoms of pain that an individual will experience. Other treatments for peripheral neuropathy that physician may prescribe include may involve therapy (physical, massage, or occupational), acupuncture, as well as medications (both over the counter and prescription). Medications can often come with negative side effects, but the use of supplements, such as Benfotiamine, are much more holistic with no side effects. The use of supplements such as Benfotiamine will provide much better pain relief when accompanied by lifestyle changes such as diet and nutrition, exercise, as well as preventative measures that can be taken among individuals who are suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
Benfotiamine plays many supporting roles and it is a natural, supplemental therapy that has been shown to supply great improvement from the painful symptoms of neuropathy. Benfotiamine has been proven to help aid with a few of the following conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, Prevention from Memory Loss, Hepatitis, Aids in the treatment of Shingles, Aids in Digestion, Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), Multiple Sclerosis, as well as Boosts Cardiovascular Health.