Alpha lipoic acid-ALA®, often called the «ideal antioxidant», can replace other antioxidants such as vitamins C or E. If not enough of these substances are ingested with the food, supplements containing alpha lipoic acid can at least partly cover this deficit. ALA® also plays an important role in blood sugar control. According to the opinion of scientists, insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus can, among other things, also be triggered by increasing oxidative stress and the production of free radicals. Here, antioxidants, and in particular ALA®, can intervene in a protective function.
Many severe late sequelae of diabetes such as nerve damage, pain, blindness, cardiac diseases and faster aging can be markedly reduced or stopped by ALA®.
Recent studies have also shown that ALA® can increase muscle strength and the energy household. It protects the extracellular LDL cholesterol and the intracellular DNA and, therefore, can possibly also inhibit the formation and growth of cancer cells and slow the aging processes. It also improves the memory according to first studies.
Alpha lipoic acid is a vitamin-like antioxidant and is frequently called a «universal antioxidant» as it is both water- and fat–soluble. In man ALA® is produced in the liver and other tissues where it acts as a natural co-factor of multi-enzyme dehydrogenase complexes such as for instance the pyruvate hydrogenase. ALA® plays an important role in mitochondria-specific ways to obtain energy from glucose.
With increasing age, however, the body produces less ALA® and the individual is dependent on eating a diet containing ALA®. Unfortunately, this substance is contained in red meat only, and therefore many people have to supplement it.
One capsule contains 50 mg, 100 mg or 200 mg alpha lipoic acid in pharmaceutical grade.
Other ingredients: rice flour, SiO2, magnesium stearate.
In normal cases take 1 capsule 2 – 3 times a day during meals with plenty of fluid.
The recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded.