Lipoic Acid 300mg - 60 Capsules
LIPOIC ACID (alpha lipoic acid) is a naturally occurring, vitamin-like substance produced by the human body in small amounts. It is widely known as the universal antioxidant due to its being soluble in both fatty (lipid) and watery environments. Lipoic acid has been extensively researched for numerous health benefits including helping to maintain healthy blood sugar balance and insulin sensitivity, helping to preserve and protect collagen in skin, and helping to fortify liver health and detoxification function.
As an antioxidant, lipoic acid scavenges highly reactive "free radical" compounds and neutralizes them before they can inflict damage to tissues and structures throughout the body, notably cell membranes, DNA and proteins. Lipoic acid also helps to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin C, glutathione and coenzyme Q10, and has been researched as an important therapeutic antioxidant nutrient for addressing issues such as heavy metal toxicity and certain neurodegenerative disorders.
The promising role of lipoic acid in controlling or preventing diabetes stems from its ability to help increase glucose uptake in fat and muscle cells by binding to the insulin receptor sites. This way, glucose is delivered to where it is best used rather than circulating in the bloodstream. Lipoic acid also has been suggested to help inhibit production of adhesion molecules, the "sticky" molecules that capture fat along arterial walls, enabling it to help support a healthy cardiovascular system.
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