ProHealth's R-Lipoic Acid is a natural form of lipoic acid that may be better absorbed and up to 10 times more effective as an antioxidant than other forms of lipoic acid (including alpha-lipoic acid). It is also safely metabolized and easily synthesized. R-Lipoic acid has been called the "mitochondrial antioxidant" because it is a key component of mitochondrial dehydrogenase complexes, which are shown to slow the natural aging process in animals.
In addition, animal research has shown that R-Lipoic acid can increase or maintain levels of other antioxidants, including CoQ10, vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione (which may decline with age) more effectively than other forms of lipoic acid.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.