Bioclinic Naturals R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid
- R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid provides only the naturally occurring R-isomer, the only form utilized by mitochondrial enzymes, and only one synthesized in humans
- R-isomer has greater biological activity than the racemic mixture often used in supplements, a combination of the R- and S-isomers
- R-isomer supplementation results in higher total plasma levels, as well as a shorter time to reach maximum levels in older individuals compared to racemic mixture
- ALA neutralizes reactive oxygen species and is a potent inducer of phase 2 antioxidant enzymes
- Enhances mitochondrial function and supports glutathione synthesis
- Suitable for vegetarians/vegans
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and mitochondrial nutrient. The R-isomer of ALA is a cofactor for mitochondrial enzymes and a substrate for glutathione reductase, it participates in the citric acid cycle and ATP production, and recycles other antioxidants, including vitamins C, E, CoQ10, and glutathione.
R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid provides only the R-isomer, which increased plasma levels nearly 1.5 times higher in older populations than the commonly used racemic mixture (combined R- and S-isomers). ALA has also accelerates wound healing when combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, particularly the R-isomer. The R-isomer has a greater neuroprotective effect in an in vivo model of brain vascular injury, due to the S-isomer’s negative influence or lack of biological activity.
ALA improved glycemic control and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics, with clear benefit for the prevention and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. It improved endothelial function among individuals with impaired glucose tolerance, and increased weight loss among obese individuals. The R-isomer was significantly more effective than the S-isomer at improving insulin-stimulated glucose transport and metabolism in insulin resistant animal models.
|Each Vegetarian Capsule Contains:|
|R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid||100 mg|
cellulose, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum
[cellulose], purified water), silica, vegetable grade
magnesium stearate (lubricant)
Contains no artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
Recommended Adult Dose: 1 capsule 2 times per
day or as directed by a health care practitioner
No known contraindications. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes. Keep out of reach of children.
ALA was shown to prevent drug-induced weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotics without reducing drug efficacy. Caution should be used with anti-diabetes medications, as they may have additive hypoglycemic effects. Long term use may warrant low dose copper and/or thiamine supplementation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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