One of the leading causes of cellular breakdown is free radical damage and antioxidants are crucial to help protect against these deleterious effects. Alpha-Lipoic acid (ALA) R+ is the only antioxidant that is both fat- and water-soluble. This is important because ALA can access all parts of living cells, giving it the ability to trap free radicals and protect against oxidation. Also, ALA R+ is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
ALA constitutes an equal proportion of the R-(natural) and S-(unnatural) enantiomers that are mirror images of each other, also called a ‘racemic’ mixture.[1,2] ALA R+ SAP provides the natural form consisting only of the R(+) isomer, which is much more bioavailable than the standard ALA. R-ALA and its reduced counterpart, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), are a potent antioxidant pair. Studies show that ALA has the ability to regenerate vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and vitamin E.[3,4,5] Unlike ascorbic acid, DHLA can be recycled from ALA, and therefore is not destroyed by quenching free radicals.[1,2]
Based on one study, there is a suggestion that ALA may reduce the amount of biotin in the body and hence biotin is added to this formulation to potentially alleviate biotin deficiency.
NFH ALA R+ SAP can
- Help improve antioxidants status in the body for optimal health.[1,2]
- Help regenerate vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and vitamin E [3,4,5]
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|R–alpha-Lipoic acid [alpha-lipoic acid R(+)]||150 mg|
|NON‑MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and silicon dioxide in a capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Directions for use
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.