Suitable for Vegans. Gluten Free. No artificial fillers, No Rice.
60 Vegan Capsules (2-Month Supply).
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Warning: Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Lipoic acid (also called α-lipoic acid, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and thioctic acid) is a potent antioxidant made by the body. It is found in every cell, and is essential for aerobic metabolism (converting glucose into energy).
Antioxidants attack “free radicals,” waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues. While other antioxidants work only in water (such as vitamin C) or fatty tissues (such as vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid is both fat and water-soluble. That means it can work throughout the body. Antioxidants in the body are used up as they attack free radicals.
What are the benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Oxidative stress has been implicated as a causal factor in the aging process of the heart and other tissues. Antioxidants like alpha-lipoic acid target the factors that damage these cells and reverse their effect.
Why take Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Lipoic acid is present in many foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, liver, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extract. However, naturally occurring lipoic acid is not readily available from dietary sources and is found in very low amounts. ALA supplementation is, therefore, a good way to get higher amounts of this powerful antioxidant in the body.
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