R-Lipoic Acid the most active form of alpha-lipoic acid
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
Take 1 capsule one to two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesiumcitratelaurate, silicon dioxide, leucine.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
Allergy Warning: This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.