Alpha R Lipoic Acid, by Seeking Health, is a highly bioavailable form of a broad-acting water-and lipid-soluble antioxidant, which provides intra-and extracellular protection throughout the body. Alpha R Lipoic Acid also helps regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E and glutathione. And, as a coenzyme for energy production, Alpha R Lipoic Acid also supports healthy blood sugar levels.
Alpha R Lipoic Acid is a highly versatile nutrient that functions as an antioxidant and is essential for energy production and glucose transport. Alpha R Lipoic Acid is a naturally-occurring sulfur-containing compound made by the body in small amounts. Dietary intake is an important source of alpha lipoic acid even in healthy people. Conditions such as aging and illness may increase dietary need for alpha lipoic acid. The R- isomer of alpha-lipoic acid used in this formula is thought to be more bioavailable due to its higher water-solubility, compared to the commonly used S-isomer.*
Key Benefits and Actions of Alpha R Lipoic Acid:
- Energy Production: Alpha R Lipoic Acid supports cellular energy production. It is an essential cofactor for several enzymes in the Krebs metabolic cycle that extracts a maximal amount of energy from glucose. It supports glucose uptake and may improve its utilization.*
- Antioxidant Activities: In process of using oxygen to fuel metabolism, the body generates highly reactive kinds of oxygen molecules that can severely damage (oxidize) bodily proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and oxidative damage. It is both a water and fat soluble antioxidant protecting biological compounds from reduced (gained electrons) or oxidized (lost electrons). These properties make alpha-lipoic acid a highly versatile defender against oxidative stress. Alpha lipoic acid plays an important role regenerating other highly important water and fat soluble antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10.*
- Metabolism: Alpha lipoic acid is involved in the breakdown of the branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. It also plays an important role breaking down alpha-keto acids.*
- DNA synthesis: Alpha lipoic acid plays an important role in the synthesis of nucleic acids, the building blocks of genetic material (DNA). It is part of the essential metabolic system that gives rise to the pivotal B vitamin folate intermediate, 5,10-methylene tetrahydrofolate.*
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*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. Individual results may vary.