Alpha lipoic acid acts a highly bioavailable antioxidant and so reduces oxidative stress and free radical damage in the body. Alpha lipoic acid can act and interact with both fat-soluble and water-soluble components of cells and tissues of the body. Importantly, alpha lipoic acid supports the liver and the detoxifying activities of the liver. Additionally, alpha lipoic acid is a necessary component in the pathway (glucose-pyruvate-ATP pathway) that converts calories from our diet into energy. Indivisuals with diabetes, liver conditions, or those who are exposed to toxins may not be able to produce enough alpha-lipoic acid.
Each Product Contains
Each capsule contains: Lipoic Acid 150 mg
Suggested Daily Use
Suggested daily use is 800mg per day. Initial use is 2-3 capsules in the morning and 2-3 capsule at night. However, if exposure to heavy metals or toxic substances is anticipated, the daily use can be doubled for 2 days prior to and 4 days after exposure. Additional supplementation with glutathione and vitamin C may be recommended. If side effects occur, discontinue use and consult a physician.
Haak E, et al. Effects of alpha-lipoic acid on microcirculation in patients with peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2000;108(3):168-74.