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Lipoic Acid 100mg

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Lipoic Acid contains alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), also known as thioctic acid. ALA is a dietary antioxidant found naturally in plant and animal foods. Although it can be synthesized in the liver and tissues, the most powerful benefits are seen when it is taken at supplemental doses. ALA is reduced in the body tissues to dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA). Both ALA and DHLA act as antioxidants through several mechanisms: they quench reactive oxygen species (ROS); regenerate vitamin C, vitamin E and the primary cellular antioxidant glutathione; chelate metal ions and repair oxidized proteins. Because ALA can cross the blood-brain border and is soluble in both water and fat, it has the potential to reduce oxidative stress throughout the body. ALA is also cofactor for energy-producing metabolic reactions. Free radicals and ROS are products of the environmental oxygen essential to human life. Oxidative damage to DNA by ROS can lead to membrane dysfunction, protein modification, enzyme inactivation, or DNA strand breaks and changes. Oxidative modifications to LDL cholesterol can also be implicated in the development of atherosclerotic plaques. ALA has been shown to scavenge hydroxyl radicals, singlet oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, hypochlorous acid, peroxynitrite and nitric oxide; while DHLA acts on peroxyl and superoxide radicals. The ALA and DHLA redox complex is considered one of the most powerful biological antioxidant systems. Lipoic Acid is guaranteed to contain no eggs, fish, gluten, milk, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, sulphites, nuts, corn, animal or dairy by-products. Lipoic Acid does not contain genetically modified ingredients, is not tested on animals and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Adults: One capsule two to three times daily with meals.
Children under 12: One capsule daily with meals.

Each Vegetable Capsule Contains
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 100 mg

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