Doctor's Best Benfotiamine 150 mg + Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 mg - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
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.
Doctor's Best Quality Standards
Doctor's Best produces products with the highest quality raw materials available on the market. How? They have direct control over and are an integral part of every aspect of product production, from formulation and raw material sourcing to finished product manufacturing. They directly purchase all active ingredients used in their products and use only the highest quality ingredients.
Science Based Formulations
Every product is thoroughly researched and backed by the latest scientific studies conducted in the field. Their formulations reflect the amounts of ingredients shown to be beneficial based on the results of scientific investigations. They use patented, trademarked ingredients backed by scientific studies and clinical research. We never use insignificant quantities to enhance the label.
Doctor's Best directly purchases only the highest grade raw materials from proven and reputable suppliers to be put into product formulations. All raw material suppliers go through our stringent vendor qualification process, which includes a multi-step investigation including all aspects of the production and handling procedures, to insure the highest level of quality is reached.
Whether producing a product with one raw material component or many, each finished product is held to the highest cGMP standards and produced under rigid quality control points to ensure product safety, potency, and uniformity. Their rigorous quality assurance and control processes ensure our customers receive only the highest quality nutritional products that exceed industry standards and provide exceptional nutrition benefits.
Doctor's Best never compromises on ingredients, quality, or science. As a privately owned, independent entity, their answer only to our customers and the retailers who carry our products. They all depend on the integrity of the people and products with whom they deal. Since the day they went into business more than 17 years ago, Doctor's Best has pledged itself to that policy. The bottom line is, if Doctor's Best offers it, it's a proven nutritional concept with genuine health benefits.
About Doctors Best
Doctor's Best firmly believes in the integration of science research and traditional wisdom as the way that nutritional and herbal supplements will reach their exciting potential.
Founded in 1990 by a pioneering physician committed to science-based alternative health care, Doctor's Best offers only the most important nutritional supplements. Careful research and precise formula development keeps us at the leading edge of quality, effectiveness, and innovation.
Containing the finest quality raw materials from around the world, Doctor's Best supplements embody the best that traditional knowledge and current scientific research have to offer in the field of therapeutic nutrition. Countless hours have been spent analyzing scientific literature to provide sound alternatives to the proliferation of questionable supplements in the marketplace.
Each of their products is accompanied by an annotated "Fact Sheet" with detailed background information, structure-function statements, and scientific references that substantiate these statements. All structure-function statements have been filed with FDA in accordance with DSHEA regulations.
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