This powerful metabolic antioxidant is unique in that it is both fat and water-soluble, can travel to any cell in the body and is therefore one of our most readily available oxidation destroyers. The "universal” antioxidant as its commonly referred to, Alpha Lipoic Acid (or ALA) remains one of the most widely used and trusted free radical fighters to date. Naturally enhancing to the way our body uses B vitamins, ALA is also vital to the production of energy from the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats we take in each day.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been used for decades in Europe to counter nerve damage in people with diabetes (types 1 and 2). Known as diabetic neuropathy, this often very painful condition tends to develop in people who have had uncontrolled diabetes for a long time. The neuropathy may be caused in part by free-radical damage to nerves resulting from poorly regulated blood sugar (glucose). As an antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid helps to block such damage. In addition, because of its effect on glucose metabolism, lipoic acid my improve the glucose-lowering action of insulin (the hormone that regulates blood sugar).*
In one clinical trial, 328 people with diabetic neuropathy received either 100 mg, 600 mg, or 1,200 mg a day of alpha-lipoic acid for three weeks. Participants who took 600 mg daily had the greatest reduction in pain and numbness. And in a separate study, blood sugar levels dropped in 74 people with type 2 diabetes who took 600 mg or more of alpha-lipoic acid daily.
Count: 60 Capsules
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily, preferably with meals.
Each Capsule Contains:
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||250 mg|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)||30 IU|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||100mg|
Other Ingredients: Rice flour. Vegetarian Formula.
Disclaimers: *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.