Thiamine plays a central role in the generation of energy from carbohydrates. It is involved in RNA and DNA production, as well as nerve function. Its active form is a coenzyme called Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), which converts pyruvate to acetyl Coenzyme A (CoA) in metabolism. (from wikipedia).
Diets low in whole foods may provide inadequate intake of thiamin (Vitamin B1). It is recognised that thiamin contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, the heart and the immune system as well as to normal psychological function.
Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 (thiamine), can easily penetrate into the inside of cells. It is also more bioavailable than the water-soluble thiamine. Overall, benfotiamine can activate glucose metabolism and promote healthy blood glucose levels in those already within normal range. Benfotiamine also helps maintain healthy endothelial function and supports the health of the nerves, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, and heart.