Alpha-Lipoic Acid with Biotin

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Capsules 60

Universal antioxidant for liver and nerve health.

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Brand: Life Extension

Product Code: alpha-lipoic-acid-biotin-LFE

Servings per Container: 60

Quantity per Container: 60 Capsules

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant used in Europe to promote liver and nerve health. It confers protective benefits against oxidative processes. Alpha-lipoic acid has been called the “universal” antioxidant because it boosts glutathione levels in cells already within a normal range and has potent antioxidant actions.

Research has strongly implicated cellular oxidative damage caused by free radicals as a cause of many degenerative problems. What makes alpha-lipoic acid so effective as an antioxidant is its ability to quench free radicals in both aqueous and lipid environments. This means that the antioxidant activity of alpha-lipoic acid is working in the extra-cellular fluid and also within the cell. It also has metal chelating ability, helping the body rid itself of accumulated ingested toxins.

Alpha-lipoic acid also is a cofactor for some of the key enzymes (alpha keto acid dehydrogenases) involved in generating energy from food and oxygen in mitochondria, and thus plays a critical role in energy production within the cell’s mitochondria.

One of the most beneficial effects of alpha-lipoic acid is its ability to regenerate other essential antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione, in addition to the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). The evidence is especially strong for the ability of DHLA (dihydrolipoic acid, a reduced form of alpha-lipoic acid) to recycle vitamin E. This is apparently achieved directly by quenching tocopherol radicals, indirectly by reducing vitamin C, or increasing the levels of ubiquinol (a derivative of CoQ10) and glutathione. This, in turn, helps regenerate tissue levels of vitamin E.

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