Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vitamin supplement Benfotiamine not as effective as ads say

Vitamin supplement not as effective as ads say: study - Yahoo! News:
"...A popular vitamin supplement aimed at diabetics is not as effective as most advertisements for it claim...benfotiamine -- a synthetic derivative of the vitamin B1 -- does not actually dissolve and penetrate cell membranes as well as the researchers say is often claimed...lab tests showed that benfotiamine as sold to consumers was not lipid-soluble -- which means it did not dissolve in organic solvents and oils to boost health by working quickly..."

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