Life Extension Super-Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin is a potent antioxidant. It enhances glutathione, promotes liver and nerve health, and has metal chelating properties. Replenishes vitamins C & E, CoQ10, and SOD. Creates energy from food and oxygen.
Used often in Europe, alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant with demonstrated ability to promote liver and nerve health, and helps to fight off oxidation. Alpha-lipoic acid increases glutathione levels in cells currently within a healthy range, and boasts powerful antioxidant effects.125-127
Studies have shown that cellular oxidative deterioration, aggravated by free radicals, is responsible for many degenerative complications. Alpha-lipoic acid is so effective because it is able to destroy free radicals in both aqueous and lipid environments. It also has metal chelating ability, helping the body rid itself of accumulated ingested toxins.128-131
Among the most valuable benefits of alpha-lipoic acid is its capability to replenish other vital antioxidants including vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione, and the actions of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). The evidence is notably compelling for the capability of DHLA (dihydrolipoic acid, a lessened variety of alpha-lipoic acid) to reuse vitamin E. This is probably accomplished directly by destroying tocopherol radicals or indirectly by decreasing vitamin C or boosting the levels of ubiquinol (a derivative of CoQ10) and glutathione, that, in turn, helps replenish tissue levels of vitamin E.132,135-141
|Serving Size: 1 capsule |
Servings Per Container: 60
|Amount Per Serving|
|Alpha-Lipoic Acid||250 mg|
|Other Ingredients: rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearate. Contains rice.|
|This product contains NO: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or corn. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.|
Dosage and Use:
- Take one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the evening, preferably on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- Each capsule of Super Alpha-Lipoic Acid contains added biotin for enhanced absorbability.
Caution: Because this product may lower blood glucose, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking glucose lowering medication.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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