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AOR - High Dose R-Lipoic Acid

AOR - High Dose R-Lipoic Acid

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Info: 60 Vegi-Caps (300 mg)

The health benefits of R-Lipoic Acid are plentiful, including the reduction of iron build-up in the brain (potentially linked to Parkinson's disease), detoxifying the liver, and reducing antibiotic-induced damage to cochlear ear tissue.

This product is currently unavailable from the manufacturer; it is being reissued under a different name and form: High Dose Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Product Notes:

Stabilized Antioxidant and Metabolic Support - Active ALA

R-alpha-lipoic acid (RLA) is a naturally-occurring fatty acid derivative that is involved in several key metabolic pathways. It was originally identified as essential cofactor in the production of energy by mitochondria.

The most active form of alpha-lipoic acid, RLA contains a cyclic disulfide moiety that is readily reduced to form dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA). The redox pair of RLA and DHLA acts as a powerful antioxidant by scavenging free radicals from reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, as well as by chelating transition metals such as iron and copper.

Perhaps the simplest way to explain lipoic acid is: R-Lipoic Acid is the good guy, and S-Lipoic Acid is the bad guy. While R-lipoic acid has the powerful effects of a great antioxidant, S-Lipoic acid can, at times, counteract all the helpful properties of R-Lipoic Acid.

Two specific properties of RLA have gained interest for clinical therapeutic purposes:

First, RLA supplementation contributes significantly to reduction of fat mass and body weight. These effects occur, at least in part, by reducing food intake, increasing energy expenditure, and through an interplay with insulin in regulation of blood sugar.

Secondly, RLA has been used for decades to treat neuropathy, particularly as associated with diabetes. The mechanism of action here is not well understood, but may involve the protection of peripheral nerves against damage resulting from hypoglycemia. Taken together, the data support the value of dietary supplementation with RLA, for various benefits related to the attainment or maintenance of normal health.

R-Lipoic Acid is also helpful in promoting healthy blood sugar metabolism. While most supplements on the market are a 50/50 split of R- and S-Lipoic Acids, AOR's formula is specifically designed to ensure the benefits of the R-Lipoic acid shines through and is not interfered with by its foe, S-Lipoic Acid.

Related Products: Also see NOW Foods ALA and Protocol For Life Balance ALA.


Each capsule contains:

DL (alpha) Lipoic acid* (sodium salt)**: 300 mg

* Contains at least 95% R (alpha) Lipoic acid
** Contains 30 mg sodium per capsule

Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.

Absorbable and delayed release formula. Part of AOR's Advanced Series, this is a vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO product.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take one capsule twice daily either with or without food, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.


Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using AOR R-Lipoic Acid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80032333.

UPC / Barcode: 624917042894