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NOW Alpha Lipoic Acid

NOW - Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Info: 120 Veg. Capsules - 250 mg

Alpha-Lipoic Acid or ALA has numerous roles in our body, with a variety of benefits. It's a potent antioxidant able to provide protection against free radicals throughout the entire body (including the brain). As a supplement, it can help maintain healthy glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity, and so is used by people with diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, and/or metabolic syndrome to decrease fasting glucose levels and help with conditions like diabetic polyneuropathy.

Info: 120 Veg. Capsules - 250 mg

Alpha-Lipoic Acid or ALA has numerous roles in our body, with a variety of benefits. It's a potent antioxidant able to provide protection against free radicals throughout the entire body (including the brain). As a supplement, it can help maintain healthy glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity, and so is used by people with diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, and/or metabolic syndrome to decrease fasting glucose levels and help with conditions like diabetic polyneuropathy.

Product Notes:

Alpha-Lipoic Acid was originally classified as a vitamin, with a metabolic function which works with B-vitamins to help provide energy to cells. But then it was discovered to be a versatile metabolic antioxidant that's soluble in both water and fat, which enables it to work throughout the body, even inside cells.

Not only is it a potent free radical quencher in its own right, with numerous studies indicating it may be able to help slow the progress of a number of conditions, but it can also help 'recharge' other antioxidants like glutathione and vitamins C and E when they get oxidized.

It's also a chelating agent that can help remove toxic metals like mercury from the body. It can even help you lose weight! And one of the places it truly shines as a supplement is to help maintain healthy glucose levels and insulin sensitivity.

Related Products: See Protocol For Life Alpha Lipoic Acid (600 mg) and AOR High Dose R-Lipoic Acid.

Ingredients:

Each capsule contains: 250 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid

Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Veg. capsule (hypromellose, water), Silica, Magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

The ALA in this product is a mixture of both the biologically active (R)-isomer and the (S)-isomer.

Suggested Usage:

Take 1 capsule daily, 2 to 3 times daily, with meals. Store in a cool, dry place.

Warnings:

Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to using NOW Foods ALA if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes. If you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness and/or confusion, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner (as these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar).

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80004701.

Supporting Science:

Agathos, Evangelos et al. “Effect of α-lipoic acid on symptoms and quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.” The Journal of International Medical Research, 2018.

Akbari, Maryam et al. “The effects of alpha-lipoic acid supplementation on glucose control and lipid profiles among patients with metabolic diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 2018.

de Sousa, C.N.S., et al. “Alpha-lipoic acid in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders: a systematic review.” Metabolic Brain Disease, 2019.

Gosselin, Luc E et al. “Metabolic effects of α-lipoic acid supplementation in pre-diabetics: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study.” Food & Function, 2019.

Han, Yajuan et al. “Differential efficacy of methylcobalamin and alpha-lipoic acid treatment on symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.” Minerva Endocrinologica, 2018.

Jeffrey, Sarah et al. “The Role of Alpha-lipoic Acid Supplementation in the Prevention of Diabetes Complications: A Comprehensive Review of Clinical Trials.” Current Diabetes Reviews, 2021.

Namazi, Nazli et al. “Alpha-lipoic acid supplement in obesity treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.” Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2018.

Nguyen, Ngoc, and Jody K Takemoto. “A Case for Alpha-Lipoic Acid as an Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Polyneuropathy.” Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical sciences: a publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018.

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