Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant that plays a critical role in combating free radicals, which can damage cells and even speed up the aging process. Because ALA can function in both the water and lipid compartments of the cell, it has been called the universal antioxidant.
In addition, ALA plays a key role in maintaining the body's antioxidant status. Because it has been found to help replenish Vitamin C and glutathione (crucial for cellular and liver detoxification), it is therefore important in the body's ability to remove toxins and waste material safely. ALA also helps to recycle Vitamin E.
Finally, ALA helps to promote cellular and muscular energy production by working as a coenzyme in the metabolism of sugars. ALA is therefore an important nutrient for the support of healthy glucose and insulin utilization by the cell. Health Functions:
Blood Sugar, Cardiovascular, Cellular Immunity, and Detox Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 Vcap
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving:
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 250 mg
Other ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Polysaccharide (capsule), Silica and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily, preferably with meals. Caution:
Blood hormone levels and thyroid function tests should be monitored closely in people taking thyroid hormones who are also taking alpha-Lipoic acid. Also, because it may affect insulin sensitivity, blood glucose levels should be monitored closely when alpha-Lipoic acid supplementation is added to diabetes treatment regimens. In addition, alpha-Lipoic acid supplementation may increase the requirement for biotin in humans. Alpha-Lipoic acid may affect the body's metabolism of certain medications, including Cisplatin and Cyclophosphamide. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.