Alpha Lipoic acid

Alpha Lipoic acid

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Also known as

a-lipoic acid, ALA, Lipoic acid (LA), Thioctic acid
                       

Introduction
ALA is a fatty acid found in cell mitochondria. It is involved in energy metabolism and behaves as a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, supporting the heart, the liver, the brain, and can help the body balance glucose and insulin levels. While ALA is mostly derived through the consumption of meats, as very little is found in plants, making supplementation recommended for vegetarians and vegans.

ALA is valued for its ability to increase circulating levels of antioxidants, especially those that are vital for reducing side effects that occur from heightened dopamine turnover, making the supplement ideal for those who take opiates or amphetamine type stimulants.

Supplement data
Origin: China

Use
Recommended amount per dose is 250-500 mg per day, or 1/2 to a full size '00' capsule. Do not consume without an accurate mg scale.

Summary
ALA is an important nutrient, essential for aerobic metabolism as an essential cofactor of many enzyme complexes, two of which are in the citric acid cycle through which many organisms turn nutrients into energy. ALA has activity as an all around general antioxidant, reducing markers of lipid peroxidation and supporting general cell health. ALA also increase nerve regeneration rates and can help the body when recovering from a nervous system related injury.

Precautions
Do not consume without knowing an accurate dosage. A milligram scale is highly recommended.


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