Alpha Lipoic 300 is a potent antioxidant and a free radical scavenger that helps combat oxidative stress. Alpha Lipoic acid (ALA) easily converts to its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), which also acts as an antioxidant. This makes ALA/DHLA a potent antioxidant couple.
Alpha lipoic acid is unique as it acts as an antioxidant and/or neutralizes free radicals in both fat and water soluble tissues in the body. Regenerates and prolongs the life of other antioxidants including vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and glutathione. Due to its capacity to recycle other antioxidants, alpha lipoic acid strengthens the body's antioxidant network and contributes to the synergy of antioxidants.
Alpha Lipoic 300 assists glucose metabolism and is involved in the uptake of glucose into cells and helps maintain normal blood glucose levels in healthy individuals.
Alpha Lipoic 300 helps maintain healthy blood vessels.
Alpha Lipoic 300 helps maintain nerve health.
Alpha Lipoic 300 is involved in energy production.
Directions for use
Adults - Take one capsule, once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Antioxidants are many and varied; some are water soluble, others fat soluble, our bodies make some, others we need to get from our diet, some stop free radicals in their tracks, while others disrupt free radical chain reactions from escalating. Antioxidants prevent free radical attack from occurring so help protect your body against cellular damage. Whatever type they are, antioxidants are essential for good health and in the prevention of chronic disease.
Free radicals & antioxidants
Free radicals are a normal by-product of cellular metabolism, formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules, just like a cut apple that turns brown when exposed to oxygen. Free radical atoms have unpaired electrons making them very unstable and highly reactive molecules that seek out and ‘steal’ electrons from other molecules; this process is known as ‘oxidation’ and causes ‘oxidative damage’. These highly reactive free radicals can then start a chain reaction (like a domino effect) with devastating effects on cells including damage to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), fats, proteins and cell membranes, resulting in cell dysfunction.
To prevent free radical damage, your body has its own ‘built-in’ antioxidant defence system which interacts with free radicals to prevent oxidative damage. A healthy balance between free radicals and antioxidants is necessary for health and general wellbeing. A deficiency in antioxidants allows free radical production to escalate and overwhelm your body’s ability to regulate them.
Oxidative damage & disease
Normal, everyday processes within your body from breathing to eating and any exposure to pollutants in the environment can lead to oxidative damage of cells. Cellular damage is a common feature in the initiation and progression of many diseases and chronic conditions including cancer, ageing, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, autoimmune diseases, neurologic disorders, inflammation and lung disease. More than 100 health conditions have been associated with oxidative damage. How your body responds to oxidative damage depends on your age, genetics, medical history, level of exposure to pollutants and other environmental stressors, including diet.
Antioxidants – the more the merrier!
Antioxidants often interact with each other so a mixture of antioxidants provides a higher level of antioxidant protection than a single antioxidant. There are so many free radicals to be neutralised, too many layers of antioxidant defences to be sustained plus reactivity between water and fat soluble antioxidants, for one antioxidant to handle. Antioxidants are stable compounds that are able to donate an electron to a free radical, in effect neutralising it. Some antioxidants are consumed rapidly while others can recycle or replenish themselves or other antioxidants.
Antioxidants: vitamins, minerals, nutrients & herbs
Antioxidants are abundant in nature. Vitamin, mineral, nutrient and herbal antioxidants can play a very important role in providing a wide variety of antioxidants to help support your body’s own antioxidant network. Some examples include:
Vitamin C: one of the most important water soluble antioxidants that also helps to regenerate vitamin E.
Vitamin E: the most important fat soluble antioxidant that can be regenerated within the antioxidant network and recycled over and over again.
Beta-carotene: is a precursor or provitamin for vitamin A and acts synergistically with other antioxidants including vitamins C and E.
Zinc: limits oxidative damage, protects against vitamin E depletion and controls vitamin A release.
Selenium: is an essential component of many of your body’s own enzyme antioxidants and plays a key role in the antioxidant network.
Coenzyme Q10: a fat soluble antioxidant that regenerates vitamin E back into its antioxidant form.
Lipoic acid: is a unique water and fat soluble antioxidant that helps recycle vitamins C and E and coenzyme Q10.
St Mary’s thistle: high in flavonoids especially silymarin with direct and indirect free radical scavenging activity.
Grape seed: high in proanthocyanidins and helps prevent vitamin E loss.
Ginkgo biloba: ginkgolides and other flavonoids such as quercetin help to reduce oxidative damage and support the body’s antioxidant network.
Each vegetable capsule contains
R,S-alpha Lipoic acid
Does not contain added egg, milk, peanut, corn, soy, tree nut or animal products, yeast, gluten, lactose, artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
Dairy Free , Gluten Free , Sugar Free , Vegan , Vegetarian , Wheat Free