Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is often called the universal antioxidant. It is both fat- and water-soluble and can cross any membrane in the body to protect all cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances the efforts of other antioxidants, helps support the body’s natural removal of metal toxins and offsets oxidative stress.
In addition to its antioxidant properties, ALA directs calories away from fat production and toward energy production, supports blood sugar levels already within the normal range and enhances the nervous and cardio-vascular systems.
How It Works
Most antioxidants are either water- or fat-soluble. Alpha lipoic acid is both, making its protective powers available to all cells in the body. Consequently, ALA can protect the integrity of the cell membrane as well as offset cell stress. ALA protects the cell membrane and promotes mitochondrial activity to keep your body and its tissues young.
NSP (Nature's Sunshine Products') Advantage
NSP combines Alpha Lipoic Acid with turmeric. Turmeric is a source of curcumin, a liver-protecting antioxidant. Each capsule provides 250 mg alpha lipoic acid, the dosage recommended by most doctors for optimal health.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Scientific studies have shown that ALA enhances energy levels, protects neural cells from oxidative damage and helps maintain myocardial function. 1
Studies in humans show that supplementation with lipoic acid causes a relevant increase in energy levels available to the brain and skeletal muscle during exercise. 2
ALA supplementation has also been shown maintain blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range.
Each capsule contains 250 mg of alpha lipoic acid.
Take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily.
1 - Liu J, Atamna H, Kuratsune H, Ames BN. Delaying brain mitochondrial decay and aging with mitochondrial antioxidants and metabolites. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2002 Apr; 959: 133-66.
2 - Barbiroli B, Medori R, Tritschler HJ, Klopstock T, Seibel P, Reichmann H, Lotti S, Lodi R, Zaniol P. Lipoic (thioctic) acid increases brain energy availability and skeletal muscle performance as shown by in vivo 31P-MRS in a patient with mitochondrial cytopathy. J Neurol 1995 Jul; 242: 472-7.
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