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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), 60 Veggie Caps, 600mg, From Doctor's Best
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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a sulfur-containing fatty acid that performs vitamin-like roles in the body. Also known as "lipoic acid" or "thioctic acid," ALA functions, in a similar way to B complex vitamins, as a co-enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates that produces energy inside cells for the body’s metabolic needs. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is required for synthesis of "acetyl CoA," a key metabolite in the cellular process that turns glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Because the body produces Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA on its own, it is not classified as a true vitamin. As with other so-called "non-essential" nutrients, however, internal Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA production may not always be optimal. Alpha-lipoic acid functions as both a water-soluble and fat-soluble antioxidant. (Antioxidants neutralize free-radicals, normal by-products of metabolism that, while necessary at normal levels, may damage tissues over time if not properly kept in check by antioxidants.) Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA’s ability to act upon free radicals in both a watery and fatty environment makes it a highly versatile antioxidant. In the body, alpha-lipoic acid can be converted (reduced) to DHLA, or dihydrolipoic acid. Together, these two forms of ALA make up a "redox couple," which means that each form can chemically change into the other and back again. DHLA also functions as an antioxidant. How “Sustained Release" Works? Using a highly sophisticated process involving mixing and compression, a specialized form of cellulose is combined with Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), which results in substantial lengthening of the time required by the stomach to digest and release the nutrient into the small intestine. This enables the ALA to be slowly absorbed by the system, thereby maintaining and optimal concentration of effective antioxidant in the bloodstream throughout the day. Alpha Lipoic Acid occurs in two forms, designated "R" and "S". Studies suggest that R-alpha lipoic acid, the natural form, is more biologically active than the S form. Like ALA, RLA recycles antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamin C and E, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels when used as part of the diet. Best Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Benefits:
Supports the Body’s Defense Against Free Radicals
Recycles Antioxidant Nutrients such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Helps Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar Level when used as part of the diet
Alpha-lipoic Acid the "Ideal Antioxidant"
The antioxidant potential of a substance is based on a number of criteria, including:
Alpha Lipoic Acid has Ability to quench specific free-radicals.
Alpha Lipoic Acid has Ability to bind or "chelate" metal ions that can generate free radicals.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Supports function of other antioxidants.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Absorption/bioavailability.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Concentration in tissues, cells and extra cellular fluids.
Ability to function as an antioxidant in fatty and watery environments.