Alpha-Lipoic Acid w. Biotin 60 caps

Alfaliponsyra 250 mg, Biotin 2500 mcg

  • Artnr: Le146
  • Vikt, kg: 67

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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.

Research has strongly implicated   cellular oxidative damage caused by free radicals as a cause of many   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, 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.

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 (see product in this section)   provides a more biologically active form of lipoic acid than alpha-lipoic   acid at only a slightly higher cost.