Natural Factors Alpha-lipoic acid is a superior antioxidant that helps protect the entire cell from oxidative stress. It helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and recycles other antioxidants for ongoing use by the body. Supplementing with easily absorbed alpha-lipoic helps ensure the maintenance of good health.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a key nutrient involved in the metabolism of food into energy and antioxidant defence. As a very small molecule, it is efficiently absorbed and easily crosses cell membranes. It works in combination with vitamins E and C to protect cells from oxidative stress. Because it is both fat- and water-soluble, alpha-lipoic acid is able to prevent free radical damage on both the inside and outside of cells. It also recycles vitamins C, glutathione, and vitamin E to restore their levels and effectiveness in the body.
Alpha-lipoic acid may benefit people with diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions by helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It is an approved drug in Germany for the treatment of a nerve disease called diabetic neuropathy and is a versatile antioxidant that may help many other conditions caused by free radical damage.
Although our bodies make some alpha-lipoic acid naturally, most of it is used for metabolic function with little left over for antioxidant protection. Supplementation with Natural Factors Alpha-Lipoic Acid is an important way to boost antioxidant levels. Each capsule provides 200 mg of alpha-lipoic acid and is an excellent choice for antioxidant protection and the maintenance of good health.