60 caps/bottle (Veggie Cap)
(now available directly from Alpha Science Laboratories at www.alphasciencelabs.com)
Ingredients per capsule:
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid 250mg
Suggested dose for adults: 1 capsule 2-3x daily on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Primary action: R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is a coenzyme used in energy production in cellular metabolism and functions as an ideal antioxidant.
R-Form Benefit: Conventional chemical synthesis of lipoic acid yields a mixture of R- and S-enantiomers. Lipoic acid from Alpha Science is processed in such a way as to yield
the active R- isomer only with purity guaranteed to be higher than 99%.
Bioavailability of R- and S- alpha-lipoic acid has extensively been studied. After oral intake of R- and S-alpha-lipoic acid, at least a 60% higher response was found for the R-form than for the mixed (racemic) form, which would include the S-form.
As an antioxidant, R-alpha-lipoic acid and its reduced form dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), activated metabolically from lipoic acid, are strong
reductants that can regenerate oxidized ascorbate, glutathione, coenzyme Q10
and vitamin E. Hence, the idea of an “antioxidant network”. In addition, lipoic acid has
both water-soluble and membrane-soluble characteristics, enabling it to reduce oxidized
antioxidants at the lipid/water interface.
R-alpha-lipoic acid also acts as a metal chelating agent which explains the usefulness of lipoic acid for the detoxification in heavy metal poisoning.
R-alpha-lipoic acid is also indicated for several pathologies that include:
- Ischemia-reperfusion injury
- Chronic and Acute Inflammation
- HIV infection
- Heavy metal chelation
For diabetes patients, R-alpha-lipoic acid ameliorates insulin sensitivity in type II diabetes and also offers protection against:
- Cardiovascular Disease