Alpha Lipoic Acid 300mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules contain 300 mg of pure alphalipoic acid. Alpha-lipoic acid is a non-vitamin coenzyme that carries out important metabolic and antioxidant functions in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid is involved in energy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, has physiological functions in blood glucose disposal, and is able to scavenge a number of free radicals.
Body cells and tissues are threatened continuously by damage caused by toxic free radicals and reactive oxygen species (e.g., peroxides) which are produced during normal oxygen metabolism, and by toxic agents in the environment. Free radicals, once formed, are capable of disrupting metabolic activity and cell structure. When this occurs, additional free radicals are produced which, in turn, can result in more extensive damage to cells and tissues. The uncontrolled production of free radicals is thought to be a major contributing factor to many degenerative diseases. Alpha-lipoic acid is unique among biological antioxidants, because it is soluble in both water and lipids. This allows it to neutralize free radicals just about everywhere in the body, inside and outside the cells. Due to its unique sulfur-containing structure, alpha-lipoic acid can scavenge several types of free radicals, such as the highly reactive hydroxyl, and singlet oxygen free radicals. It is also capable of suppressing the generation of free radicals in the first place, since alpha-lipoic acid chelates transition metals, such as iron and copper. Because alpha-lipoic acid is involved in so many different antioxidant functions in virtually all body tissues, it has been called the universal antioxidant. Besides being a universal free radical scavenger, alpha-lipoic acid can also recharge other antioxidant systems throughout the body. As mentioned earlier, it can extend the activity of vitamins C and E. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid can also regenerate glutathione.
1 capsule contains:
Alpha-Lipoic Acid ....................................... 300 mg
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), and vegetarian leucine. This product is vegetarian and contains NO gluten.
60 capsules per container
Made in USA
1 capsule daily or as directed by your health care professional
If pregnant of nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.