Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg #60 Caps
There are several reasons you should supplement with ALA. First, the body produces barely enough of this nutrient to keep up with metabolic demands, and the amount decreases as you age. Second, ALA functions as an antioxidant only when it's present in excess. If you have only a small amount in your body, it will be used for energy production rather than antioxidant protection. Third, it may be difficult to obtain sufficient quantities of ALA through diet alone.X
In addition to playing a crucial role in normal metabolism and energy production, Alpha Lipoic Acid also functions as a potent antioxidant that helps protect healthy cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Besides protecting membranes, mitochondria (the energy-producing structures within cells) and cellular DNA, RLA work synergistically with vitamins C and E and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
Because it's both fat and water soluble, ALA can neutralize free radicals in both the fatty and watery regions of cells (unlike vitamin C, which is only water soluble, and vitamin E, which is fat soluble). ALA may increase levels of glutathione in the body. Glutathione is an antioxidant that plays an important role in protecting the brain as well as visual health.
ALA also promotes healthy blood glucose levels. By speeding the removal of glucose from the bloodstream (by enhancing insulin function), ALA may help reduce glucose tolerance and decrease insulin resistance. It may also restore glucose availability in tissues such as the skeletal muscle.