Stabilized R-Isomer of Lipoic Acid
R-Lipoic Acid capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain 100 mg of pure R-lipoic acid. The R-lipoic acid isomer used in this formulation is provided in a stabilized form as potassium-R-lipoate and does not contain any S-lipoic acid. Health Functions:
R-lipoic acid may be a beneficial dietary supplement for individuals who wish to supplement with lipoic acid.
Lipoic acid is a nutritional coenzyme that participates in the energy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, with a particular role in blood glucose disposal. It is also 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 function and cell structure. When this occurs, additional free radicals are produced which, in turn, can result in more extensive damage to cellular structure and function.
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 sulfurcontaining structure, 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 lipoic acid chelates transition metals, such as iron and copper. Because lipoic acid is involved in so many different antioxidant functions in virtually all body tissues, it has been called the universal antioxidant. Many lipoic acid products contain a racemic mixture of both the R and S enantiomers of lipoic acid. The Renantiomer of lipoic acid is naturally occurring, and has received special attention as studies indicate it may be better utilized by the body than a racemic mixture.Ingredients:
Each Capsule Contains:
R-Lipoic Acid 100 mg
(from 250 mg of R-potassium lipoate)
Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) 5 mg Servings:
Adults take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by physician.Caution:
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.