Alpha-lipoic acid is one of the most powerful antioxidants ever discovered. It is a vitamin-like sulfur-containing compound that is synthesized naturally in the human body. Sometimes it is referred to as alpha-lipoate, thioctic acid, or just lipoic acid. One of its most important characteristics is that it is both fat-soluble and water-soluble. This enables it to provide antioxidant protection in a much wider range of physiological environments throughout the body, which has resulted in some scientists referring to alpha-lipoic acid as the "universal" antioxidant. In the body, alpha-lipoic acid is converted to dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), which also functions as a strong antioxidant. Lipoic acid is part of two enzyme systems: PDH (pyruvate dehydrogenase) and alphaketoGlutarate dehydrogenase. These enzymes are part of the Krebs cycle and are essential in the production of energy.
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Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings Per Container: 60 Amount Per Serving: Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300 Mg Cellulose. GL-Ten Free.
Suggested Usage: Adults and Children 12 or more years of age-take 1 or 2 capsules per day in between meals, or as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.