Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is naturally produced in the human body in very small amounts, but is also available in some foods. ALA is unique in that it can function in both water and fat environments.*
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is naturally produced in the human body in very small amounts but is also available in some foods. ALA is unique in that it can function in both water and fat environments. ALA promotes the production of glutathione and can also recycle vitamins C and E, thereby enhancing their antioxidant activities. In addition, ALA may help to maintain healthy neural tissues, promote proper glucose metabolism and support healthy cardiovascular function.
Many nutritionists and researchers refer to Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) as the "universal antioxidant" based on its fat/water solubility. This allows it to travel to virtually any cell in the body to quench cell damaging oxidation. In addition, ALA has been shown to increase the free radical fighting abilities of other vitamins and antioxidants, especially C and E. Now® ALA 600 mg uses only the highest grade Alpha Lipoic Acid available, and delivers it in a high potency that has been proven safe in studies. To further support antioxidant activity, we've added 30 mg of Grape Seed Extract and 5 mg of Bioperine, a potent compound that helps enhance the absorption of ALA.
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