Source Naturals, Alpha Lipoic Acid, 50 mg, 100 Tablets17 Reviews
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0.12 lbs (0.05 kg)
- Product Code: SNS-00023
- UPC Code: 021078000235
- Package Quantity: 100 Tablets
- Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 3.3 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
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- Dietary Supplement
- Antioxidant Protection
Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful fat-and water-soluble antioxidant. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection. It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells. Alpha-lipoic acid may support the normal insulin response and healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
1 to 4 tablets daily with a meal. For maximum results, include vitamin B complex, magnesium and coenzyme Q10 with alpha lipoic acid in your nutrition program.
Sorbitol, silica, magnesium stearate, and modified cellulose gum.
Suitable for vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
Note: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 4 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container: 25|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1%*|
|alpha-Lipoic Acid||200 mg||†|
|*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
The body under optimum conditions may be able to manufacture enough alpha-lipoic acid for its metabolic functions (as a co-factor for a number of enzymes involved in converting fat and sugar to energy), but additional amounts provided by supplements allow alpha-lipoic acid to circulate in a "free" state. In this state, alpha-lipoic acid has the unique ability to function as both a water- and fat-soluble antioxidant. I give four stars because of abundance of fillers in these tablets.
Alpha lipoic acid should be considered an essential medication for every person with diabetes or pre-diabetes, since it has been shown to decrease progression of diabetic neuropathy, diabetic eye disease and diabetic kidney disease. In clinical trials in Germany, doses as high as 1200 mg were given, but I have seen better clinical responses to 100 mg a day (decreased neuropathic pain). A rare patient will get joint aches from higher doses, and for them the 50 mg dose, daily or every other day, may allow some of the benefits. This is the only preparation at 50 mg that I could locate.