R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid

R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid

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Feature summary

Antioxidant for the maintenance of good health. This natural, highly stable and enhanced ‘R’ form of alpha-lipoic acid has been clinically proven to stay in the body significantly longer than the regular ‘S‘ form.
Alpha-lipoic acid is involved in energy production. Alpha-lipoic acid works together with vitamin E and vitamin C to protect the entire cell from oxidative stress. As an antioxidant it is a very small molecule that is efficiently absorbed and easily crosses cell membranes. Alpha-lipoic acid is both fat- and water-soluble, so it can quench free radicals both inside and outside the cell. It also directly recycles vitamins C and glutathione and indirectly recycles vitamin E.

Alpha-lipoic acid is an approved drug in Germany for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease). Several double-blind studies have shown lipoic acid supplementation (300–600 mg daily) does improve diabetic neuropathy. 

Although the body does make alpha-lipoic acid, supplementation is advised because the body uses the available alpha-lipoic acid for metabolic function with very little left over for antioxidant function.

Ingredients

Each Vegetarian Capsule Contains: 
R-alpha-lipoic acid.............................100 mg

Uses and benefits

  • Supplies the bioactive “R” form of alpha-lipoic acid
  • Is the ideal, universal antioxidant, with unique beneficial activity
  • Boosts antioxidant defence systems
  • Supports nerve health, and is approved in Germany as a treatment for diabetic neuropathy
  • Supports healthy aging