Ingredient: Alpha Lipoic Acid



DESCRIPTION: Alpha lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, is a disulfide compound that is a co-factor in vital energy-producing reactions in the body. It is also a potent biological anti-oxidant. The body needs alpha lipoic acid to produce energy, where it plays a crucial role in the mitochondria (the energy-producing structures in the cells). Because alpha lipoic acid is a regenerator of vitamins E and C, is soluble in the aqueous and fatty phases of cells, and has been reported to raise glutathione levels, it has often been referred to as the 'universal' anti-oxidant. Although LA is a potent antioxidant in the test tube, LA supplementation may affect health by stimulating glutathione synthesis, enhancing insulin signaling and modulating the activity of other cell signaling molecules and transcription factors. Because ALA is insoluble in water and less soluble at an acid pH, the absorption of powdered ALA form the GI tract is both hindered and highly variable. Primary among the many biological actions of alpha lipoic acid are the chelation of heavy metals, the quenching of various free radical species, and the recycling of vitamins E, vitamin C and glutathione, making it a uniquely important compound in counteracting oxidative stress associated with various liver conditions.

Other names and spelling variations Alpha Lipoic Acid is known by:

A lipoic | A lipoic acid | ALA | Alpha lipoic acid | Lipoic acid | R alpha lipoic acid | R lipoic | R lipoic acid | Racemic alpha lipoic acid | Thioctic acid |

Disease(s) Alpha Lipoic Acid has been shown to assist with:

Aging | Diabetes | Heavy metal poisoning | Hepititis C | Liver Disease | Lymes | Mercury | Multiple sclerosis | Mushroom poisoning | Obesity | Stress |

Conditions(s) Alpha Lipoic Acid has been claimed to assist with:

Age related conditions | Alcoholism | Alzheimers | Anti aging | Anti-aging | Brain function | Burning mouth syndrome | Cataracts | Chelation | Chemotherapy | Chronic hepatitis | Chronic liver disease | Diabetes | Diabetes 2 | Diabetes alternatives | Diabetes II | Diabetes mellitus | Diabetes symptoms | Diabetes type 2 | Diabetes type II | Diabetic | Diabetic neuropathy | Diabetics | EDTA | Fatty liver disease | Glaucoma | Heavy metal chelation | Heavy metal chelator | Heavy metal poisoning | Heavy metals | Hep c | Hep c symptoms | Hepatic | Hepatic fibrosis | Hepatic function | Hepatitis | Hepatitis C | Hepititis C virus | Hg poisoning | Kidney function | Liver cancer | Liver cells | Liver cirrhosis | Liver disease | Liver disease symptoms | Liver diseases | Liver enzymes | Liver fibrosis | Liver function | Liver hepatitis | Lyme disease | Lyme disease symptoms | Lymes | Lymes disease | Mercury poisoning | MS | Multiple sclerosis | Mushroom poisoning | NAFLD | Nerve damage | Nerve disease | Nerve function | Neuropathy | Non alcoholic fatty liver disease | Non alcoholic liver disease | Obesity | Oxidative stress | Pheriperal neuropathy | Polyneuropathy | Pre diabetes | Shingles | Signs of lyme disease | Skin anti aging | Stroke | Symptoms of diabetes | Symptoms of liver disease | Thyroid disease | Treatment of lyme disease | Type 2 diabetes | Type 2 diabetics | Type II diabetes | Type II diabetics | Type two diabetics | Viral hepatitis |

EAP product(s) with Alpha Lipoic Acid as an ingredient:

ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

Other terms associated by product:

Superior (ThioGel) | Naturopathic (ThioGel - L) | Free radicals (ThioGel) | Bioavailable (ThioGel) | Stable (ThioGel) | Highly effective (ThioGel - L) | Highly effective (ThioGel) | Supplements (ThioGel - L) | Best (ThioGel - L) | Benefits (ThioGel - L) |

Other terms associated by ingredient:

Europeon sourced | Liquid gels | Plasma levels | Get | Anti inflammatory | Suppliers | Pharmaceutical grade | Premium | Cleanse | Blood sugar levels |


List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

Go back to RESOURCE HOME: Click here