Alpha Lipoic Acid (250 mg)

by Vitabase

  • A potent antioxidant
  • Capable of neutralizing free radicals in both fatty and watery regions of the cell
  • Scavenges dangerous free radicals known to lead to atherosclerosis, lung disease, and neurological disorders
  • Used by the body to produce glutathione which rejuvenates Vitamin C as a free radical
  • May be beneficial in treating peripheral neuropathy in diabetics
  • Speeds removal of glucose from blood stream and reduces insulin resistance

To fully understand the benefits of Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) it is helpful to know a little about antioxidants and their role in eliminating and counteracting the impact of free radicals. A free radical is a normal by-product of metabolic processes in the body. Its atomic make up allows a free radical to easily attach to other atoms, causing chemical reactions.

While some free radicals are desirable like those that help destroy viruses and bacteria, excessive free radicals can cause disease and contribute to the aging process. In addition to normal production by the body, free radicals result from environmental stresses such as smoking and pollution. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Alpha lipoic is an important nutrient. First, because it is a powerful antioxidant, it works to scavenge free radicals, but secondly, ALA helps regenerate vitamins C and E which are also antioxidants. To neutralize free radicals, vitamins C and E must give up part of their atomic structure. ALA makes them useful again by replenishing this part. Alpha lipoic is especially important for brain health. It is one of the few antioxidants that can pass the “blood brain barrier” which enables it to protect the brain tissue and prevent free radical damage. ALA is also well known for its use in diabetes support. It is a key factor in the metabolism of glucose, making it useful energy for the cell. ALA has been used successfully in Germany for diabetes since the 1960’s. Numerous human clinical studies have verified the efficacy of ALA in supporting blood sugar levels. Because ALA is soluble in both water and fat, its benefits are enhanced as it can move into all parts of cells to deactivate free radicals. Alpha lipoic acid is also important for generating energy in the body and deficiencies may result in the slowing of the metabolic rate.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Alpha Lipoic Acid **250 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: **From Lipoec® brand made by Cognis Nutrition.

Other Ingredients: May contain one or more of the following: cellulose, magnesium stearate and silica.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.