Alpha Lipoic Acid is a multifunctional nutrient which plays a key role in nerve health, the antioxidant network, cardiovascular function, and the metabolic process. It is a versatile compound providing protection from free radicals and supporting various metabolic processes. It is both water and fat soluble which allows it to function in almost any part of the body as an antioxidant. It is a potent antioxidant which enhances the activity of vitamins C and E. A key component of the metabolic process, alpha lipoic acid produces energy in muscles and directs calories into energy production. In addition, it helps maintain healthy glucose metabolism, supports the nervous system and provides nutritional support for healthy liver function.
Glucose Metabolism: Alpha lipoic acid supports healthy glucose uptake and helps to maintain healthy glucose utilization. It also plays a role in moderating the formation of advanced glycation end products.*
Cardiovascular Support: In addition to supporting healthy glucose metabolism, the antioxidant properties of alpha lipoic acid also promote healthy vascular and blood vessel function.*
In one study, alpha lipoic acid decreased serum lactate and pyruvate and promoted healthy glucose metabolism in lean and overweight individuals. Alpha lipoic acid supported nerve health in subjects who participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. The ability of alpha lipoic acid to modulate nitric oxide metabolite activity and to promote healthy microcirculation accounted for its ability to promote nerve cell health in two separate studies.
Pure Encapsulations alpha lipoic acid is synthetically produced and has a minimum purity of 99%. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each vegetable capsule contains:
Alpha lipoid acid (Thioctic acid)
Vitamin C (from 16 mg ascorbic palmitate)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypo-allergenic plant cellulose, Hydroxy propyl methylcellulose, purified water.
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Store sealed in a cool dry area. Use only if the safety seal is intact.
Caution: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a blood sugar disorder or sensitivity. Persons with adrenal fatigue or persons with a B-vitamin (biotin) deficiency should also consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Magnesium stearate, gluten, hydrogenated fat, artificial sweeteners and colours, and other unnecessary excipients. Hypoallergenic.
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