Research indicates that R Lipoic Acid may:*
- support healthy glucose metabolism.
- support healthy energy levels.
- assist enzymes in conversion of food to energy.
- help support healthy liver function.
- support healthy immune function.
- support healthy eyesight
What is R Lipoic Acid?
The typical Alpha Lipoic Acid derives two forms (“R” and “S” form) of lipoic acid, usually 50/50. The “R” form is biologically active (native to the body) and is responsible for its antioxidant qualities. Supplementing with R-Lipoic Acid allows your body to go straight to the source of antioxidants it produces and uses and it is more bioavailable and stable.
Lipoic Acid History
Alpha Lipoic Acid was first discovered in the 1950s. It is an enzyme found in the mitochondria, which are the energy powerhouses of human cells. Scientists in the late 1980s discovered that it possessed powerful antioxidant properties. In addition, it recycles other antioxidants, specifically Vitamin C and Vitamin E, enhancing their potency. Unlike other antioxidants, it has the unique ability to be active in both water and fat compartments in the body. Thus, Alpha Lipoic Acid is sometimes referred to as a "universal antioxidant" and is more effective in neutralizing free radicals than the majority of other antioxidants. It also plays an important role in the process that recycles glutathione, which is another major antioxidant in the body. Finally, it assists B vitamins in converting carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy.*
Although we make some lipoic acid in our bodies, it is usually not enough, so we rely on food - potatoes, red meat, etc. - to supply what we need for optimal health. *
Interaction with vitamins C & E
As mentioned above, another function of the lipoic acid is that it both interacts with its antioxidant partners vitamin E and vitamin C and also helps to conserve them. Lipoic acid has also been used for decades to assist in liver health.*
Servings per Container: 60
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Bio-Enhanced® Stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate (providing 240 mg of R-Lipoic acid)||300 mg||**|
** Daily Value has not been established.
Other ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), L-Leucine.
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Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as tolerated, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Take capsules at the same time, preferably on an empty stomach.
Suitable for vegetarians.
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