R (+) Lipoic Acid is a *new* antioxidant that contains the R form of Alpha Lipoic Acid. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a well known antioxidant formula that is believed to help delay the onset of aging, act as a potent antioxidant in the brain, and has applications for diabetes.* Commercially available Alpha Lipoic Acid is a racemic mixture of both S and R forms of Alpha Lipoic Acid.
What is the R form? The R form is the biological active component of Alpha Lipoic Acid which means that it is the only form that ones body can absorb and synthesize. In addition, R Lipoic may 10 times more effective than racemic Alpha Lipoic Acid. R Lipoic is stable and bioavailable.
Why use the R form? R Lipoic Acid exhibits unique and superior antioxidant activity. For example, R Lipoic is able to increase or maintain levels of other important antioxidants such as glutathione peroxidase, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10. R Lipoic may also increase cellular and mitochondrial antioxidant activity and significantly reduce what is believed to be the underlying cause of aging---inflammation.
Applications for R Lipoic:
Inflammation of the gastrointestine (colitis, gastritis, ulcus ventriculi), Memory
Inflammatory and non-inflammatory skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, neurodermatitis); Diabetes, Diabetic polyneuropathy ; Antioxidant protection for heart and general health, Parkinsons, Glaucoma
Contents Per Capsule: 50 mg of R Lipoic Acid
Inert ingredients: n/a
Suggested dosage: 1-2 capsules or 50-200 mg of R Lipoic acid, not exceeding 600 mg/daily; Can be taken at one time or more preferably 1-3 times daily (toxicity is in excess of 100mg/kg in the case of oral administration)