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Super Alpha-Lipoic Acid with Biotin
250 mg 60 capsules
Item Catalog Number:
00457

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant used in Europe to promote liver and nerve health, and confer 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.128-130

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.131-134

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 mitochondria135-137 and thus plays a critical role in energy production within the cell’s mitochondria.127,135,136

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, and 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 or indirectly by reducing vitamin C or increasing the levels of ubiquinol (a derivative of CoQ10) and glutathione, that, in turn, helps regenerate tissue levels of vitamin E.135,138-144

In clinical studies to date with alpha-lipoic acid, there have been no reported serious adverse side effects, even at high doses. Among the mild, reversible side effects found in some patients have been allergic skin reactions and possible hypoglycemia in diabetics. Please note that the R-lipoic acid provides a more biologically active form of lipoic acid than alpha-lipoic acid at only a slightly higher cost.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Biotin

2500 mcg

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

250 mg

Other ingredients: rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearate.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one (1) capsule in the morning and one (1) capsule in the evening, preferably on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

If you are taking glucose lowering medication, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings
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Life ExtensionSuper Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • No side effects (4)
  • Produces results (3)
  • Simple to take (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (4)
    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Regular user (5), Health conscious (3)

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    5.0

    Very Good Product

    By Aaron

    from Wells, Me.

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    Pros

    • No Side Effects
    • Produces Results

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • Older People
      • Women

      Comments about Life Extension Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules:

      I use this product daily and for many years.

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      5.0

      ALA

      By Charli

      from Folsom, CA

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      Pros

      • Acts Quickly
      • No Side Effects
      • Produces Results
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

      • No Results

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Older People
      • Women

      Comments about Life Extension Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules:

      love this product

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      4.0

      I'm 60 years old and I'm more energetic

      By dongillisjr

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Regular User

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            Comments about Life Extension Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules:

            As part of my weight-loss scheme, I've stopped taking the elevator, and eating meat and sugar. Even the steepest Seattle hills are no longer a challenge for me.

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            4.0

            Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin

            By Linda the Nutritionist

            from Washington State

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            Pros

            • No Side Effects
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Life Extension Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules:

              Easy to swallow and no after taste. I have confidence in Life Extension quality.

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              4.0

              This one I won't be without

              By Pambytes

              from Taylor, TX

              About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

              Pros

              • No Side Effects
              • Produces Results
              • Simple To Take

              Cons

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                • Daily Use

                Comments about Life Extension Super Alpha Lipoic Acid with Biotin, 250 mg 60 capsules:

                This is part of my overall supplement plan for better health.

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