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R-lipoic Acid

100 mg 60 vegetarian capsules: Biochem Country Life, Item# 28539

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R-lipoic Acid
100 mg 60 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: 28539

Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The R form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The S form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active. Alpha-lipoic acid supplements typically consist of the R and S form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50 mg of the biologically active R form.

The human body normally produces and uses the R form of lipoic acid. This active form, R-lipoic acid, significantly supports healthy inflammatory response1-3, is a potent free-radical scavenger and has been shown to be more potent than the combined “R” and “S” forms that ordinarily comprise alpha-lipoic acid supplements.4-11

  References
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  2. Circulation. 2008 Jan 22;117(3):421-8. Epub 2007 Dec 24.
  3. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2006 Mar;118(3-4):100-7.
  4. Eur J Pharm Sci. 1999 Apr;8(1):57-65.
  5. Free Radic Biol Med. 1999 Mar;26(5-6):685-94.
  6. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1998 Oct;46(3):585-95.
  7. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jul;273(1 Pt 1):E185-E191.
  8. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1996 Apr 16;221(2):422-9.
  9. Biochem Pharmacol. 1996 Feb 9;51(3):233-8.
10.  J Mol Cell Cardiol. 1995 Sep;27(9):1895-903.
11. Z Naturforsch [C]. 1994 Sep-Oct;49(9-10):691-2.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

R-alpha Lipoic Acid (thioctic acid)

100 mg

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule shell), cellulose, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silica.

Does not contain: Yeast, corn, wheat, soy, gluten, milk, sugar, preservatives or artificial color.

Dosage and Use

Adults take one capsule daily with food or as directed by a health care professional. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications that you take with your health care providers.

Warnings

Not for use by pregnant or nursing women. If you are diabetic or hypoglycemic, taking medication or planning a surgery, consult your doctor before using this product. If any adverse reactions occur, stop taking the product and consult your doctor.