Sulbutiamine is a synthetic derivative of vitamin B1 and is comprised of the combination of two Thiamine (Vitamin B1) molecules . It was first created in Japan by scientists working at the Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. in 1965, during a time that Japan’s population was dealing with prevalent thiamine deficiency .
Due to its higher bioavailability than normal Thiamine supplements, Sulbutiamine is easily transported across the blood brain barrier . Sulbutiamine is reported to enhance focus, mental energy, and memory by increasing the production of acetylcholine within the brain while, in the body, converting carbohydrates into glucose . Today, many nootropic users take Sulbutiamine on an as-needed basis for when their the day calls for an extra cognitive boost.