Alpha lipoid acid is a powerful antioxidant and supports the regeneration of antioxidants. Alpha lipoid acid also appears to function as a coenzyme in both antioxidant and metabolic functions. Alpha lipoid acid is a naturally occurring substance. Alpha lipoid acid is both water and fat soluble, it is present in virtually all parts of the body. As part of this antioxidant network, alpha lipoid acid may help alleviate the effects of oxidative stress for the human body.
Healthy Origins - Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg. - 150 capsules Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg. is a Powerful Antioxidant and supports the Regeneration of Antioxidants. Healthy Origins Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg. also appears to Function as a coenzyme in both Antioxidant & Metabolic Functions. Alpha-Lipoic acid is a naturally occurring substance and can be found in most types of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In humans, Alpha-Lipoic acid is a cofactor in several multienzyme complexes involved in energy formation, and as Alpha-Lipoic acid is both water and fat soluble, it is present in virtually all parts of the body. As a result, it is ofter referred to as the universal antioxidant. The human body is capable of producing Alpha-Lipoic acid itself in small amounts. Furthermore the body resorbs this antioxidant from ingested food, like potatoes and meat. Yet an individual's level of Alpha-Lipoic acid is actually very low and there is evidence that this level declines further with age. To overcome this issue, supplementation of Alpha-Lipoic acid is reasonable under any conditions that lead to a decline of the body's antioxidant status, like sports, stress, intake of unbalanced nutrition and during illnesses. The daily dose is about 300 milligrams. According to a number of Human studies, this dose is effective as well as safe, provided that a supplement of good quality is used. Due to its unique chemical structure, Alpha-Lipoic acid is capable of attaching to s0-called free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS). Free radicals are highly reactive molecules from numerous origins such as pollution, radiation, alcohol, cigarette smoke or certain drugs. Free radicals can interfere with cell membranes, enzymes or DNA, may cause severe damage to tissues and increase the effects of cell aging and diseases. Like other antioxidants, Alpha-Lipoic acid interacts with free radicals and converts them to entities, which can no longer harm cell structures.