Seeking Health Alpha R Lipoic Acid, 60 ct
Seeking Health Alpha R Lipoic Acid is a highly versatile nutrient that functions as an antioxidant and is essential for energy production and glucose transport. It plays a critical role in detoxification and elimination of organic toxins and toxic heavy metals. Supports energy production, metabolism, detoxification and DNA synthesis. Conditions such as aging and illness can create a need for added ALA supplementation. 60 veg caps.
Seeking Health Alpha R Lipoic Acid
Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a naturally occuring sulfur containing compound made by the body. This antioxidant is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Where some antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are water soluble; and others, such as vitamin E, are fat/ lipid soluble; Alpha-Lipoic Acid is both lipid and water soluble, meaning it can provide intra and extra-cellular protection throughout the body.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid helps regenerate other antioxidants; reactivating vitamin C, E, CoQ10 and glutathione. Conditions such as aging and illness increase dietary need for alpha-lipoic acid.
Why choose Alpha R Lipoic Acid by Seeking Health?
Alpha-lipoic acid supports cellular energy production. It is an essential cofactor for several enzymes in the Krebs metabolic cycle that extracts a maximal amount of energy from glucose. It increases glucose uptake and improves it utilization.
In process of using oxygen to fuel metabolism, the body generates highly reactive kinds of oxygen molecules that can severaly damage (oxidize) bodily proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and oxidative damage. It is both a water and fat soluble antioxidant protecting biological compounds from reduced (gained electrons) or oxidized (lost electrons). These properties make alpha-liporic acid a highly versatile defender against oxidative stress. Alpha-lipoic acid plays an important role regenerating other highly important water and fat soluble antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10.
Alpha -lipoic acid is involved in the breakdown of the branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isolecuine, and valine. It also plays an important role breaking down alpha-keto acids.
Studies indicate alpha-lipoic acid increases glutathione synthesis, an important cellular antioxidant that also plays a role in the detoxification and elimination of potential carcinogens, toxins, and heavy metals. Alpha-lipoic acid can bind with unwanted toxic heavy metals, including lead and mercury as well as trace metals manganese, copper, and zinc reducing their potential toxicity when in excess.
Alpha-lipoic acid plays an important role in the synthesis of nucleic acids, the building blocks of genetic material (DNA). It is part of the essential metabolic system that gives rise to the pivotal B vitamin folate intermediate, 5,10-methylene tetrahydrofolate.
The National Cancer Institute is currently studying Alpha-Lipoic Acid and its effects on protecting normal cells from the side effects of chemotherapy.
Suggested Use : Take one capsule daily or as directed by a physician. Capsules may be pulled apart and nutrients taken separately.
60 vegetarian caps
About Seeking Health, the company
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
- • Without water, we die.
- • Without food, we die.
- • Without probiotics, we get digestive disorders.
- • Without multivitamins, we become depressed, fatigued and sick.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
- • Once digestion is restored and optimized with the best probiotics, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and intestinal repair nutrients, one is able to absorb nutrients from foods and high quality multivitamins.
- • Once environmental exposures are reduced, one is able to reduce toxic burden which then frees up nutrients to work in promoting health and preventing disease.
- • Once diet is optimized, nutrients flood in, energy increases, blood sugar stabilizes and the immune system balances.
- • Creating a social outlet and inlet allows the parasympathetic nervous system to regain control over the reactive sympathetic nervous system, allowing countless nutrients to be used proactively and in a protective manner instead of being wasted on producing stress hormones.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.