Alpha lipoic acid is an exceptionally versatile nutrient; being both water and fat soluble, it is able to function in almost any part of the body. It is manufactured in the body, but often times not in the amounts necessary to perform its many functions.
Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant, which neutralizes harmful free radicals and enhances the activity of vitamins C and E. A key component of the metabolic process, alpha lipoic acid produces energy in muscles and directs calories into energy production.
In addition, this potent nutrient helps sustain normal blood sugar levels, supports the nervous system, and provides nutritional support for normal liver functioning.
In one study, alpha lipoic acid decreased serum lactate and pyruvate and promoted healthy glucose metabolism in lean and overweight individuals. Alpha lipoic acid supported nerve health in subjects who participated in a four-month randomized double blind placebo controlled multicenter trial.
The ability of alpha lipoic acid to modulate nitric oxide metabolite activity and to promote healthy microcirculation accounted for its ability to promote nerve cell health in two separate studies.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a multifunctional, versatile nutrient that plays a key role in the antioxidant network and the metabolic process.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid) 600 mg.
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 30 mg.
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
12 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.