Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement - Powerful Antioxidant to Fight Free Radicals
Alpha lipoic acid is unique in neutralizing around six types of particularly damaging free radicals. It's also a chelator of several toxic metals. It's used preventatively and therapeutically in a number of diseases, in particular, the complications of diabetes.
What are the benefits associated with Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is called the universal antioxidant because:
- It's active in aqueous and lipid regions (it's both water-soluble and fat-soluble).
- It recycles vitamin C, vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10 and Glutathione after their use by the body and therefore significantly increases their effectiveness.
- It is rapidly converted to its metabolite dihydrolipoic acid in most tissues and in this form, protects against free radicals.
|Daily serving: 2 tablets
Number of servings per bottle: 30
|Alpha lipoic acid
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.
Each vegetarian capsule contains 250 mg of alpha-lipoic acid.
Directions for use
Take one or two capsules a day. Therapists often recommend 3-6 capsules a day.
Value for money
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