Alpha Lipoic Acid (250mg) Overview
Alpha-lipoic acid is a water and fat-soluble antioxidant that plays an important role in the metabolism of glucose into energy. Evidence exists suggesting that alpha-lipoic acid possesses the ability to revive other antioxidants that have already oxidized free radicals, helping to revitalize their antioxidant capabilities. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid is a potent free radical quencher that aids other vitamins in their antioxidant activities.*
Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. Decreased insulin sensitivity (insulin resistance) is typically associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and many other symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome. Feel free to take alpha-lipoic acid with a meal or by itself with water, either way will result in optimal absorption since oral bioavailability is very high.*
Dieters and Athletes
Dieters and athletes can benefit from alpha-lipoic acid supplementation by taking it throughout the day to optimize insulin sensitivity. Those with optimal insulin sensitivity will burn fat the fastest as well as maintain lean physiques. Strong insulin sensitivity translates into a better chance of nutrients being used as an energy source or to rebuild muscle tissue rather than be stored as fat. Optimal dosing protocol includes taking alpha-lipoic acid spaced evenly throughout the day around breakfast, lunch, dinner and pre-exercise.*
Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits:
-Reduces harmful free radicals
-Decreases blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity
-Protects healthy brain function
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (250mg) Description from Body First
Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a versatile water and fat soluble metabolic antioxidant. It is a potent free radical quencher and aids other vitamins in their antioxidant activities.
|Serving Size: 1 Vcap|
Servings Per Container: 120
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||250mg||†|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: rice flour, vegetable polysaccharide (capsule), silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
As a dietary supplement, take one Vcap daily, preferably with meals.