A highly bioavailable supplement that provides significant protection against reactive oxygen species. Alpha-lipoic acid works synergistically with other antioxidants to protect vital cell structures from free-radical damage and oxidative stress. Unlike other antioxidants, alpha-lipoic acid functions in both hydrophilic and lipophilic compartments in the cell.
How Does It Work?
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a coenzyme that has extremely potent biologic antioxidant activity, antioxidant recycling activity, and activity in enhancing biologic energy productions. ALA is soluble in both water and fat, enters cells and tissues in a highly usable form, and is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier.
Alpha-lipoic acid's beneficial properties have been demonstrated in several laboratory and clinical trials. One of the positive characteristics of alpha-lipoic acid is its ability to regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. ALA also increases intracellular glutathione and coenzyme Q10 levels. Similarly, alpha-lipoic acid also can bind to heavy metals, such as copper and cadium, further protecting cell health.
One area of particular interest regarding alpha-lipoic acid is blood sugar metabolism. ALA enhances glucose uptake via the glucose transporter system in skeletal muscle and fat cells by activating molecules in the insulin signaling pathway. In one 14-week animal study, ALA supported healthy body weight, glucose, and insulin levels already within normal limits. In addition to blood sugar metabolism support, ALA also significantly enhances peripheral nervous system support as indicated in a two-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. In summary, alpha-lipoic acid provides a superior bioavailable antioxidant for cellular and blood sugar support.
Take 1 or 2 UltraCaps twice daily between meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.
Serving Size: 2 UltraCaps
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 200mg
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Polysaccharide Capsule
Does Not Contain:
Sugar, Salt, Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Corn, Soy, Dairy Products, Artificial Coloring, Artificial Flavoring, Preservatives, Ingredients of Animal origin.