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R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid 100mg (60 vcaps) - Natural Form

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ALPHA R LIPOIC ACID (ALRA) or (R-Alpha Lipoic Acid)   
Antioxidant for the maintenance of good health. Contains 100 mg of the highly stable, bioactive and natural ‘R’ form of alpha lipoic acid. This natural form has been clinically proven to stay in the body far longer than the regular ‘S’ form of alpha lipoic acid.
Natural form of ALA for those interested in:
  • More Powerful, All-Natural & More Biologically Active ALA Form*
  • No Synthetic Ingredients like most Alpha Lipoic Acid Products.*
  • Strong Metabolic Antioxidant Enhancing Properties for Health*
  • Powerful Scavenger of Dangerous Free Radicals*
  • Supports Normal Metabolism and Energy Production*
  • Neuroprotective, Immunoprotective and Regenerative*
  • Supports Healthy Inflammatory Response*

Alpha R-Lipoic Acid is the only "all-natural" form of Alpha lipoic acid (ALA). Most Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements in the market today contain 50% synthetic Alpha "S"-Lipoic Acid (ASLA). It is important to know that the natural Alpha "R"-Lipoic Acid form is the one that contains 100% of the strong, biologically active and antioxidant-enhancing properties that are important for cellular health*


How does Alpha R-Lipoic Acid (or R-Alpha Lipoic Acid) Differ from More Common Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)?
In nature, molecules in living systems generally exist in only one natural form. When the same molecules are created in the laboratory (synthesized) they turn into two forms: natural and synthetic. A common example of these two forms is seen in Vitamin E supplements. DL-alpha tocopherol is known as synthetic vitamin E and is made in a laboratory.  D-alpha tocopherol is the natural form of Vitamin E that nature provides. For Alpha Lipoic Acid, most other ALA products on the market contain the cheaper and synthetic form of ALA called Alpha "S" Lipoic Acid and is commonly labeled Alpha Lipoic Acid.


Scientist have discoverd that Alpha R-Lipoic Acid or "R-Alpha Lipoic Acid" is the only form of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) in the world that has the this proper structural fit for human membrane receptors and enzymes.  Because of this natural state and compatibility with the human body, Alpha R Lipoic Acid is metabolized more efficiently and has a much greater potency versus the same milligrams of unnatural Alpha Lipoic Acid.*
Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule 2 times per day or as directed by a health care professional.
Servings Per Container: 60
Serving Size:
1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving:
R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid ... 100mg
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate, silica.
Contains no artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners; no corn, dairy, gluten, soy, starch, wheat or yeast.
Alpha Lipoic Acid has been called the metabolic antioxidant by Dr. Lester Packer who is considered one of the world?s leading experts in antioxidant research. Lipoic Acid is a naturally occurring chemical produced by every cell in the body and while Lipoic Acid is made naturally within the body, there is excellent evidence that the human body can lose the ability to synthesize sufficient amounts of Lipoic acid when we need it most.
Are you aware that Chronic Systemic Inflammation is a prerequisite for ALL the chronic degenerative diseases experienced in aging?
Alpha R-Lipoic Acid can have a positive effect on supporting the healthy inflammatory responses of the body.*
While the body does produce small quantities of R-Lipoic acid necessary for basic human metabolism, it may not completely meet the needs of the body in regards to free radical scavenging and neutralizing. Daily supplementation may be beneficial and may produce profound therapeutic benefits.*
1. Liu J, Killilea DW, et. al. Age-associated mitochondrial oxidative decay: Improvement of Carnitine acetyltransferase substrate binding affinity and activity in brain by feeding old rats acetyl-L-carnitine and/or R-alpha-lipoic acid. Proc nat Acad Sci 99, 1876-1881, 2002.
2. Moini H., Tirosh O. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid Action on Cell Redox Status, the Insulin Receptor, and Glucose Uptake in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. Achives of Biochem & Phys 397, No2 384-391, 2002.
3. Hermann R, Niebch G. Enantioselective pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of different racemic alpha lipoic acid formulations in healthy volunteers. Eur J Pharm Sci 4: 167-174, 1996.
4. Packer L, Tritschler HJ. Neuroprotection by the Metabolic Antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid. Free Rad Biol Med 22, Nos ½, 359-378, 1997.
5. Liu J, Head E, et al. Memory loss in old rats is associated with brain mitochondrial decay and RNA/DNA oxidation: Partial reversal by feeding acetyl-l-carnitine and/or R-alpha lipoic acid. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99, 2356-2361, 2002.
6. Hager K, Marahrens A et al. Alpha lipoic acid as a new treatment option for Alzheimer type dementia. Arch Geron Geriatr 32(3): 275-282, 2001.
7. Liu J, Atamna H, et al. Delaying Brain Mitochondrial Decay and Aging with Mitochondrial Antioxidants and metabolites. Ann NY Acad Sci 959:133-166, 2002

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