Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Lipoic acid is an antioxidant and provides cardiovascular support.

Lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, is considered one of the most versatile antioxidants and has been used in a variety of health related issues. Alpha lipoic acid is able to recharge vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione making it an extremely valuable agent. It also has water-soluble, fat-soluble and sulfhydryl properties. These three properties mean that lipoic acid can be utilized by many different tissues in the body, many different ways. Being a short chain fatty acid allows lipoic acid to be absorbed by fatty tissue, it’s sulfhydryl properties allow it to donate sulfur to the body and being water-soluble allows lipoic acid to be easily excreted out of the body when it is not needed.
Lipoic acid has been found to modulate glucose and insulin sensitivities and helps support oxidative damages that occur with hyperglycemia. As an antioxidant, lipoic acid is capable of decreasing oxidative stress on the body. Lipoic acid is also a well known agent to support diabetic neuropathy. In Germany, lipoic acid has been used for over 30 years to support diabetic-induced neuropathy.
Lipoic acid has also been used in eye health. In one study, lipoic acid was found to improve visual function in glaucoma patients.

SUGGESTED USE: 1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Contraindications – If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Consult a physician before taking. Should you experience any serious physical side effects from taking these nutritional supplements, discontinue and call your doctor immediately.