REVIEW Bisbentiamine is an O-benzoyl thiamine disulfide or vitamin B1 disulfide derivative. Thiamine derivatives and thiamine-dependent enzymes are present in all cells of the body, thus a thiamine deficiency would seem to adversely affect all of the organ systems. Lipid-soluble thiamine precursors such as Bisbentiamine have a much higher bioavailability than genuine thiamine and therefore are more suitable for therapeutic purposes. It is also used as a dietary supplement.
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