Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) R+ is the only antioxidant that is both fat- and water-soluble. This is important because alpha-lipoic acid can access all parts of living cells, giving it the ability to trap free radicals and protect against oxidation. One of the leading causes of cellular breakdown is free radical damage. ALA R+ is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier. ALA supplementation increases glutathione levels, which helps the body metabolize toxins. ALA also increases the removal of glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream, which is very helpful for those with diabetes and the prevention of eye disease.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
R–Alpha-lipoic acid (Alpha-lipoic acid R+) .................... 150 mg
Biotin........................................................ 50 mcg
1 to 2 capsules daily with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.
1 capsule provides 150 mg of pure alpha-lipoic acid R+.
Supplementing with ALA R+ SAP provides a daily dose of 150 mg of the antioxidant lipoic acid which is both fat and water-soluble and is easily transported across cell membranes to optimize antioxidant levels throughout the day. Scientific research has shown that ALA offers protection against free radicals both inside and outside the cell wall while other antioxidants may provide only extracellular protection. ALA is able to regenerate other antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C and glutathione. In addition to antioxidant properties, ALA helps the body use glucose; hence its potential for helping people with diabetes.
NFH brand ALA R+ SAP is fully dispersible in water. The standard alpha-lipoic (SLA) acid is called racemic, consisting of two forms, the R+ and S– optical isomers in equal amounts. It is a synthetic product, attempting to mimic the body’s natural forms of alpha-lipoic acid. ALA R+ SAP is a natural form consisting only of the R+ isomers, making it much more bioavailable than the standard SLA form. ALA R+ SAP is reduced to the R–DHLA form (R+ form), that the body uses as a potent antioxidant, 28 times faster than SLA.
Alpha-lipoic acid promotes glutathione and other antioxidant regeneration. ALA R+ SAP is pharmaceutical grade and contains biotin.
While one study has shown that ALA may reduce the activity of biotin when taken at very high doses, we have added 55% of the daily requirement to compensate.
Purity, Cleanliness And Stability
Third party testing on finished product to ensure ALA R+ SAP is free of heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organics and other impurities.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Discontinue use if you have any symptoms of gastric distress (abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation).
- Magnesium Stearate
- Purified water
- Silicon dioxide
- Alpha lipoic acid (R-Isomer) (1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid) : 150 mg
- Biotin : 50 mcg