Alpha Lipoic Acid R
Alpha Lipoic Acid R
Alpha-lipoic acid has antioxidant activity and can scavenge free radicals both intra- and extra-cellularly. It is a part-coenzyme that is involved in carbohydrate metabolism, and in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It may also help to suppress vascular inflammation. Alpha-lipoic acid can regenerate endogenous antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione, to help prevent oxidative damage.
- Antioxidant & Free Radical Neutralizer
- Support For Pancreatic Function & Normal Blood Sugar Balance
- Support For Peripheral Nerve & Endrocrine Function
- Improves Effectiveness Of Many Other Ingredients
Unlike other antioxidants which are either hydrophilic (water soluble) or Lipophylic (fat soluble), ALA is both water and fat soluble, enabling it to act both inside our cells and outside our cells. Because of this universal solubility, ALA is able to neutralize both hydroxyl and singlet-oxygen free radicals, two of the most dangerous types, wherever they are found. ALA works to prevent free radical damage regardless of whether it is in the brain fluids, stored in fat, the heart, pancreas, kidney, liver, bone, or cartilage.
ALA’s protective effects extend to virtually every cell in every organ and tissue. The addition of Bioperine, a patented extract of pepper, which has been shown to dramatically enhance absorption in the body, to Alpha Lipoic Acid, insures enhanced uptake and bioavailability. These characteristics enable ALA to easily cross the blood brain barrier and increase brain energy. ALA has been shown in studies to improve long-term memory in laboratory animals, probably by preventing free radical damage to cell membranes. Additional studies on ALA show it to have a neuro-protective role against various toxic chemicals. Since the 1940’s nearly 40,000 new chemicals have been developed in the U.S., making Alpha Lipoic Acid more important than ever.
The More Bio-available Antioxidant
Alpha Lipoic Acid R™ is significantly more bio-available than the ‘free acid’ form of R-Lipoic Acid (RLA). In a preliminary trial, the maximum plasma concentration was 40 times higher than that of unstabilized RLA.