Here's link to an article I recently found that includes useful information against heart disease.http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2 ... ar/page-01
Block The Aging Effects Of High Blood Sugar
Glycation—the deadly binding of sugars to proteins—produces deadly byproducts called advanced glycation end products (AGEs).
AGEs damage cells, tissues, and organs, and cause premature aging.
Thiamine is the body’s natural defense against AGEs, but since it is water soluble, the body doesn’t absorb it well.
Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble derivative of thiamine (vitamin B1), substantially boosts intracellular thiamine levels, inhibiting the AGEs that cause sugar-related damage to tissue.
Numerous studies demonstrate that benfotiamine blocks the pathways of Alzheimer’s disease, vision loss, cardiovascular disease, and kidney damage.
Benfotiamine is extremely safe and appears to slow the chronic disease and aging effects of glycation in nondiabetic as well as diabetic individuals.