Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an exceptional and potent antioxidant compound and fatty acid that exists in the mitochondria and is involved in energy metabolism and the body's natural antioxidant defenses. In supplement form, it has shown benefits against various forms of inflammation and oxidant damage and can reverse some of the effects of aging, sugar metabolism and certain pollutants in our environment and the foods we eat related to oxidant damage, particularly to blood vessels, heart, brain, peripheral nerves, liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and bone. It is effectively used to treat neuropathy, muscle fatigue, diabetic insulin resistance, vitamin E deficiency, vascular dysfunction, radiation injury, mushroom poisoning, alcoholic hepatitis, and inhibits cataract formation.
Normal metabolism and other processes produce oxidative or free radical byproducts, which are dangerous waste products that cause harmful chemical reactions created when the body turns food into energy. They damage cells in all living organs and tissues, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. Antioxidants are substances that are depleted as they attack free radicals. Alpha-lipoic acid helps not only regenerate these but other antioxidants as well, making them active again. It is also a key component in the metabolic process that is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy and can help decrease fat storage in your body by directing calories into energy production. It improves the action of insulin, which increases glucose, amino acid and nutrient uptake in muscle cells. This could mean increased energy production in your muscles, as well as significantly better and faster results from your workouts.
Standard dosages tend to be in the range of 300-600mg and are commonly taken with L-Carnitine supplements.
Disclaimer: 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 or illness. If you have any health conditions, please consult a physician before taking this or any other product. Discontinue use if you have any adverse reaction.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
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