Doctor's Best, Best Alpha Lipoic Acid, 150 mg, 120 Capsules
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- Dietary Supplement
- Defends Against Free Radicals
- Not Suitable for Vegetarians
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a fatty acid that functions like a vitamin, although it is not classified as a vitamin. As a coenzyme, ALA plays an important role in the metabolism of glucose that produces energy in cells. ALA also has antioxidant properties and thus is important for controlling free radicals. Because it is soluble in both water and fat, ALA is sometimes referred to as the "universal antioxidant."
- Supports the body's defenses against free radicals
- Recycles antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E
- Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level when used as part of the diet
Adult Use: Take 1 to 6 capsules daily, with or without food.
Cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), gelatin (capsule).
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients
|Serving Size 1 capsule|
|Servings per container 120 servings|
|Amount per serving||% Daily Value|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||150 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Keep in mind if you are loaded with heavy metals taking a lot of this stuff (over 50mg) could be a bad idea. Large doses will cause a massive redistribution of metals from safe places to unsafe places (brain, heart) which is why many people report adverse reactions. I use this product for chelation but I use it every three hours at 10mg. If I take 150mg I get too many mental symptoms. Potent and effective product.
"Alpha lipoic acid is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the body. It's needed by the body to produce the energy for our body's normal functions. Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Alpha lipoic acid is also an antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals. What makes alpha lipoic acid unique is that it functions in water and fat, unlike the more common antioxidants vitamins C and E, and it appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up. Glutathione is an important antioxidant that helps the body eliminate potentially harmful substances. Alpha lipoic acid increases the formation of glutathione." WEb MD
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Posted by 5167299714311028368 on Apr 07, 2016
This supplement is easy to take and goes a long way. I believe it does what the label claims and is therefore essential.
Posted by 4844806052765778434 on Dec 31, 2015
this is for my sister, so i am not quite sure, just arrieved for the first time. shipment was fast.
Recommended for PCOS
Posted by Konnichiwa on Dec 24, 2015
This powerful antioxidant contributes to regulating your blood-sugar levels because it releases energy by burning glucose, and it also helps make you more insulin sensitive. In addition, it has an effect on weight loss because if the glucose is being used for energy, your body releases less insulin and you store less fat. It also supports your liver function, which helps detoxify unwanted hormones. Check out my other reviews on herbs/supplements I take for PCOS.