Pure Encapsulations, R-Lipoic Acid Stabilized 60 capsules

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    Product Description

    What Is It?
    Potassium–R–lipoate is a highly bioavailable and stable potassium salt of R–lipoic acid. Regular R–lipoic acid is heat sensitive and may polymerize extensively, decreasing its absorption significantly. In fact, regular R–lipoic acid may need to be refrigerated and may only have a shelf life of six months. On the other hand, heating potassium–R–lipoate to 150°C (302°F) for 6 hours did not result in loss of activity and revealed less than 0.3% polymerization. In real–time stability tests, potassium–R–lipoate remained stable after 18 months. As an added assurance, Pure Encapsulations issued an independent accelerated stability test, in which potassium–R–lipoate was stable over a simulated 18 month period. *

    Uses For R-lipoic acid (stabilized)

    Nerve Health: In a recent in vitro study at the Buck Institute for Aging in California, R–lipoic acid moderated oxidative stress in neurons. A related study demonstrates the ability of R–lipoic acid to support memory tasks in animals by supporting mitochondrial function and protecting cells from free radicals.*

    Glucose Metabolism: An animal study suggested that R–lipoic acid supported healthy glucose metabolism. Additional studies suggest that R-lipoic acid promotes glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle.*

    Antioxidant Support: A University of California Berkeley study indicates that R–lipoic acid may be protective against age–related oxidative stress in the liver. Furthermore, a study at Oregon State University established a potential role for R–lipoic acid in protecting the heart from age–related oxidative stress.*

    What Is The Source?
    Pure Encapsulations R–Lipoic Acid (stabilized) delivers 100 mg of actual R–lipoic acid per capsule from 250 mg of synthetically derived potassium–R–lipoate salt. Potassium is from potassium carbonate. Calcium is from calcium
    silicate. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.

    Recommendations
    Pure Encapsulations recommends 1–2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.

    Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
    If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. R-lipoic acid may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in some individuals and should always be taken with meals. In rare cases, R-lipoic acid may also cause skin rash in sensitive individuals.

    Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
    People taking anti-diabetic medications or medications for thyroid disease should be monitored by a health care professional.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
    R-lipoic acid
    100 mg
    vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 5 mg

    Other Ingredients: cellulose, calcium, potassium carbonate.

    1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.

    Additional Information

    SKU PE-RLA6
    Name Pure Encapsulations, R-Lipoic Acid Stabilized 60 capsules
    UPC 766298008653
    MPN RLA6
    Brand Pure Encapsulations
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.0900
    Serving Size 1
    Product Type Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Vegetarian, Wheat Free

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