Doctor's Best Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid (600mg)

180 vcaps
Doctor's Best Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid (600mg) 180 vcaps

MSRP: $49.99

Our Price: $23.49
Reviews (1)

Other Sizes and Flavors

Compare and Save

BodyStrong Alpha Lipoic Acid (200mg)  360 caps

Alpha Lipoic Acid (200mg) 360 caps

MSRP: $39.50
Sale Price: $16.99

Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid (600mg) Description from Doctor's Best
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA, thioctic acid) is a naturally occurring vitamin-like nutrient that has been intensely investigated as a therapeutic agent for a variety of conditions involving the body's nervous, cardiovascular, immune, and detoxification systems. It exists as two enantiomers or stereoisomers: R-(+)-lipoic acid (RLA) and S-(-)-lipoic acid (SLA). It is produced in small amounts in the liver and other body tissues, where it is needed by enzymes to catalyze numerous essential chemical reactions in the body. For instance, ALA is essential inside the mitochondria of cells, where it is needed to metabolize glucose and direct calories into energy production.

ALA is considered to be a multimodal supplement because, aside from its enzymatic role in energy production, it acts by multiple mechanisms and displays diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties. Recently discovered is ALA's ability to switch the regulation of several genes linked to cell survival, inflammation and oxidative stress. So in addition to its enzymatic role, ALA is a powerful antioxidant and performs a number of other vital functions related to its ability to modify the expression of various genes. ALA is therefore not so much a direct benefit to cells, but rather an indirect aid that "kick starts" declining function in cells, helping them recover the functions that came more easily and naturally in the young.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 180
IngredientAmount% Daily Value**
Alpha lipoic acid600mg
** 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: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide, rice powder.

Manufacturer's Directions
Take 1 or 2 capsules daily, or as recommended by a nutritionally informed physician. Take with or without food.

By: on 7/25/2011

Great price for alpha lipoic acid!

I first heard about alpha lipoic acid when I was researching Syndrome X and insulin resistance. I was intrigued by the studies showing that it exhibited powerful blood glucose and insulin-sensitizing effects when taken in high doses. I wanted to take it in 600mg doses, but it was too expensive given that the majority of products were in 100mg or 200mg capsules and I didn't want to take 3-6 caps each time to get my preferred dose. Gotta love Doctor's Best and their 600mg capsules. Apparently the formulator at DB read the same research I did, because this is the exact product I was looking for, and at such a high dose you wouldn't ever look for ALA in a 600mg capsule unless you stumbled across that study. Regardless, can't beat the price and quality. The capsule powder color is light yellow, one of the tell tale signs of pure ALA. Great product, would definitely buy again.

Add Your Own Review