Thiamax contains a highly-bioavailable derivative of thiamine (vitamin B1) called TTFD – thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide. This form has been widely researched in Japan for its therapeutic potential in addressing thiamine insufficiency.
Unlike other forms of thiamine supplementation, TTFD’s molecular structure allows it to pass through intestinal and cellular membranes without the requirement for a transport system. Once inside the cell, it can be activated and used as a cofactor in important biochemical processes.
TTFD also has a demonstrated capacity to penetrate the blood brain barrier and increase thiamine levels in the brain and central nervous system, where it may be used to support optimal cognition and maintain autonomic nervous system function.
Due to its superior bioavailability, TTFD can be taken in much lower doses than what is considered the “therapeutic dose” of other forms such as thiamine salts. Thiamax also contains a small amount of magnesium (as magnesium taurate), which is a mineral that is important for supporting how cells can utilize thiamine.