Life Extension, Super R-Lipoic Acid, 240 mg, 60 Veggie Caps
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Shipping Weight:0.18 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: LEX-12086
- UPC Code: 737870120865
- Package Quantity: 60 Veggie Caps
3.9 x 2 x 2 in, 0.15 lbsSwitch to Metric units
|Combo Discount:||- $4.58|
- Bio-Enhanced Active Form of Lipoic Acid
- Dietary Supplement
- Suitable for Vegetarians
Super R-Lipoic Acid
Lipoic acid helps protect against oxidative stress generated by high glucose levels. Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The “S” form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active. Typical alpha-lipoic acid supplements consist of the “R” and “S” form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50 mg of the biologically active “R” form.
The human body normally produces and uses the “R” form of lipoic acid. This active form, R-lipoic acid, significantly supports healthy inflammatory response, is a potent free-radical scavenger and has been shown to be more potent than the combined “R” and “S” forms that comprise most alpha-lipoic acid supplements.
Life Extension is continually searching for innovative nutritional technologies. Through dedicated research and development, the newer form of R-lipoic acid is being seen as the “next-generation” antioxidant powerhouse.
Life Extension’s Super R-Lipoic Acid has demonstrated superior bioavailability, stability, and potency for a variety of health benefits. This breakthrough converts the biologically active “R” form of lipoic acid to sodium-R-lipoic acid, which, in a recent human study achieved 10–30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid. Not only does this newer lipoic acid formulation reach higher peak blood levels, it also achieves them sooner, ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues. A recent study showed that oral ingestion of Super R-Lipoic Acid reached peak plasma concentrations within just 10–20 minutes of supplementation.
Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, Super R-Lipoic Acid is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid.
The superior antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid are already well known for supporting healthy mitochondrial function. Now, Super R-Lipoic Acid provides even more potent benefits for preserving youthful cellular energy levels.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as tolerated, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Take capsules at the same time, preferably on an empty stomach.
Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), l-leucine.
If you are taking glucose lowering medication, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended use.
Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Bio-Enhanced Stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate (providing 240 mg of R-Lipoic acid)||300 mg||**|
|**Daily Value not established.|
a little early to write... but ok, why not.
a little early to write... but ok, why not.
So far, AMAZING. Granted, I'm taking about 1200 mg, and I'm unsure how long I'll continue at these levels, but mental clarity and overall sense of health and energy has increased dramatically, but without any let down or spike. I take in conjunction with acetyl-l-carnitine bought on this site, too, and I recommend it to all. It's difficult to find a recommended dose for either, but I recently read a 2003 study that suggest 600 mg for r-lipoic acid as an optimal maximum. If you exceed this, be sure to include a B1 supplementation.
Posted by Reviewer1818225 on Mar 13, 2017
Highly recommended to have in conjunction with my Vitamin C , by my holistic doctor . Good for energy levels.
Posted by 4896089089853034085 on Mar 08, 2017
Posted by 5228582461564135491 on Dec 01, 2016
A must for me!
Posted by Reviewer3095084 on Aug 16, 2016
I'm on my second bottle of this and will continue taking it. It's made me feel more detoxified and has improved my skin greatly. Actually when I stopped taking it for a week I started breaking out again.