Natural Factors R-Alpha-Lipoic-Acid 100mg


$19.99




Main selling features

  • High-absorption, stable “R” form of alpha-lipoic acid
  • Clinically proven to stay in the body longer than the regular “S” form of alpha-lipoic acid
  • A universal antioxidant with ideal water- and fat-soluble properties and the unique ability to regenerate vitamins C and E
  • Supports health and well-being, and protects against chronic disease and aging
  • Supports energy production and weight management

How it works

Lipoic acid works as a powerful and unique antioxidant that neutralizes damaging free radicals in both the water- and fat-soluble parts of the cell and cell membrane, and is capable of regenerating vitamin C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants from their oxidized into their reduced forms, making them active once again. LA increases production of another powerful antioxidant, glutathione, which is a well known liver detoxifier. LA forms dihydrolipoic acid in the body, which is an even more powerful antioxidant than LA.

In addition to its antioxidant abilities, LA chelates metal ions; repairs oxidized proteins, which are related to the aging process; regulates gene transcription and increases antioxidant gene expression; and inhibits activation of nuclear factor kappa B, which is involved in gene expression and in inflammatory and immune responses. LA activates: genes regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), which in turn regulate gene expression; carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism; and tumour-activating processes. These varied effects are responsible for the activity of LA in promoting health, providing energy, aiding in weight loss, and protecting against the development of chronic disease and premature aging.

Medicinal ingredients

Each capsule contains:
R-alpha-lipoic acid 100 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients

Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.

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