One of the leading causes of cellular breakdown is free radical damage and antioxidants are crucial to help protect against these deleterious effects. Alpha-Lipoic acid (ALA) R+ is the only antioxidant that is both fat- and water-soluble.This is important because ALA can access all parts of living cells, giving it the ability to trap free radicals and protect against oxidation. Also, ALA R+ is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
ALA constitutes an equal proportion of the R-(natural) and S-(unnatural) enantiomers that are mirror images of each other, also called a ‘racemic’ mixture.[1, 2] ALA R+ SAP provides the natural form consisting only of the R(+) isomer, which is much more bioavailable than the standard ALA. R-ALA and its reduced counterpart, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), are a potent antioxidant pair. Studies show that ALA has the ability to regenerate vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and vitamin E. Unlike ascorbic acid, DHLA can be recycled from ALA, and therefore is not destroyed by quenching free radicals.
Based on one study, there is a suggestion that ALA may reduce the amount of biotin in the body and hence biotin is added to this formulation to potentially alleviate biotin deficiency.
NFH ALA R+ SAP can
- Help improve antioxidants status in the body for optimal health.
- Help regenerate vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and vitamin E
Each non-GMO vegetable capsule contains:
R-alpha-Lipoic acid [alpha-lipoic acid R(+)] 150 mg
Biotin 50 mcg