Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg 90 Caps - Metabolic Maitenance (MMP00218)

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Description of Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg 90 Caps - Metabolic Maitenance

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a fat-soluble and water-soluble antioxidant. In cells, the reduced form can regenerate antioxidants such as glutathione, vitamin C and vitamin E. This is a lower dose form. Also availabe in 300mg Caps

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The body needs ALA to produce energy. It plays a crucial role in the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures in cells. The body actually makes enough ALA for these basic metabolic functions. This compound acts as an antioxidant, however, only when there is an excess of it and it is in the "free" state in the cells. But there is little free ALA circulating in your body, unless you consume supplements or get it injected. Foods contain only tiny amounts of it. What makes ALA special as an antioxidant is its versatility—it helps deactivate an unusually wide array of cell-damaging free radicals in many bodily systems.

In particular, ALA helps protect the mitochondria and the genetic material, DNA. As we age, mitochondrial function is impaired, and it’s theorized that this may be an important contributor to some of the adverse effects of aging. ALA also works closely with vitamin C and E and some other antioxidants, "recycling" them and thus making them much more effective.

ALA is being studied in animals and in humans as a preventive and/or treatment for many age-related diseases. These range from heart disease and stroke to diabetes and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as declines in energy, muscle strength, brain function, and immunity. It is also being studied for HIV disease and multiple sclerosis. In Germany, in particular, it is already prescribed to treat long-term complications of diabetes, such as nerve damage, thought to result in part from free-radical damage; there is also evidence that it can help decrease insulin resistance and thus help control blood sugar. Many studies have yielded promising results; others are still underway.


Ingredients in Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg 90 Caps - Metabolic Maitenance

Per Capsule

Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) 100mg

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 375mg

Other Ingredients

Vegetarian cellulose capsule, l-leucine.

Gluten and Excipient-Free


  1-3 capsules daily with a meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Warnings:

Caution: Diabetics: Because alpha lipoic acid has been associated with improved blood sugar control, people with diabetes should follow their blood sugar levels carefully when taking this supplement in order to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Your doctor may decide that a reduction in dosage of insulin or oral blood sugar-lowering drugs is needed if you are taking this supplement..

Pregnant or lactating women, consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.

Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.