R-Lipoic Acid 150mg - 90 Veggie Capsules
R-Lipoic Acid is the natural form of this vital antioxidant. It is the sole form produced in the body for use in the mitochondria. Conventional “lipoic acid” supplements are only 50% R -lipoic acid; the other half of such supplements is the artificial S - enantiomer. Research demonstrates that R -lipoic acid is more potent that the S -form, and that in some cases the S -form interferes with R - lipoic acid’s actions in the body. R - lipoic acid is an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health and helps the body metabolize carbohydrates.
R-Lipoic Acid for Maintaining Overall Health The Linus Pauling Institute recommends that 200-400mg of lipoic acid per day is beneficial for people who are in good health. Low doses of lipoic acid taken on a consistent basis help to protect the body from free radical damage and to slow the aging process whereas higher doses may benefit specific concerns such as weight management, insulin resistance or diabetic neuropathy. Lipoic Acid’s Health Benefits Lipoic acid is one of the most versatile endogenous antioxidants recently discovered. It has numerous health benefits, such as slowing the cellular aging process, protecting the mitochondria (our energy-producing organelles), contributing to healthy glucose metabolism, chelating iron, protecting against cognitive degenerative disorders, and more! But only the R(+) form of lipoic acid is responsible for these health benefits. Are you taking the right form? Regular Alpha Lipoic Acid Unless they say specify otherwise, “lipoic acid” supplements are a 50/50 mixture of the natural R (+) lipoic acid, and the synthetic S (-) lipoic acid. These mixtures are called “racemates.” In some cases, S (-) lipoic acid – or the racemate – is simply less effective than R (+) lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S (-) form actually acts in opposition to the activity of R (+) lipoic acid.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Amount Per Serving R(+)-lipoic acid (sodium salt)* 150 mg Biotin 100 mcg *Contains 15 mg sodium per capsule. Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate. Capsule: hypromellose. AOR Guarantees: that there is not more than 7 mg of S-lipoic acid per capsule, and that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct
AOR Guarantees: that there is not more than 7 mg of S-lipoic acid per capsule, and that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct. Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule three times daily without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes. Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use