Benfotiamine (B1) To Slow Cognitive Decline?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could find something that would slow cognitive loss or the onset of Alzheimer’s? Indeed it would. I noticed this interesting article at Life Extension today where researchers study the effects of giving 600mg of Benfotiamine, a form of Vitamin B1, to see what effect it might have.

Benfotiamine intake participants additionally experienced 77% less deterioration in Clinical Dementia Rating scores compared to the placebo group

77%. That’s huge! I notice that people who were tested and found to have variants on the APOE gene, which is linked to Alzheimer’s, didn’t fare quite so well. People with APOE4 variants tend to be at higher risk than those with APOE2 or 3. It pays to know these things – forewarned and you can offset!

You can read the whole article here:

Benfotiamine intake associated with reduced progression of cognitive decline

Interestingly, benfotiamine is thought to be very useful in preventing diabetic neuropathy too. I wrote about that here:

Thiamine (B1) To Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy

You can find a good Benfotiamine supplement here. This is combined with alpha lipoic acid, actually, which is a fabulous antioxidant and will support brain and diabetic health. You can get them separately if needed. The Life Extension one is here (you’ll need this code 4Y2AE7 to register initially if you wish to trigger commission for me, thank you).

If you are interested in checking your APOE enzymes, you can do a Lifecode gene test, which you can order here as people keep asking for them!

Hope that is useful for you or your family.

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