Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) contains two forms designated as R-lipoic acid (R-ALA) and S-lipoic acid (S-ALA) that are mirror images of each other. Naturally occurring ALA is in the R form, where it functions as an essential cofactor for many enzymes involved in energy production.* In addition, R-lipoic acid has important characteristics significant antioxidant effects in particular that contribute to liver, nerve, and eye health.
Dietary supplements of ALA are generally comprised either of R-ALA by itself or a mixture of R-ALA and S-ALA. Studies indicate the R-ALA form appears to be better absorbed, with twice as much R-ALA than S-ALA appearing in the bloodstream after an oral dose.* Hence, R-ALA is the best form utilized by the body.
Thorne Research provides R-lipoic acid bound to sodium the most bioavailable form of R-lipoic acid.
Cost Per Serving: $0.62
Additional notes: Store in cool dry place.
Brand: Thorne Research
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 60
|R-Lipoic Acid (as Sodium R-Lipoic Acid)||100 mg||-|
R-Lipoic Acid (as Sodium R-Lipoic Acid)
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, MagnesiumCitrateLaurate, Silicon Dioxide, Leucine.
Take 1 capsule one to two times daily, or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGS This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
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