Source Naturals, R-Lipoic Acid 100 mg 60 tablets

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    Source Naturals R-Lipoic Acid is a natural form of lipoic acid that your body can synthesize and safely metabolize. It may be better absorbed and more effective as an antioxidant than alpha-lipoic acid. R-lipoic acid by itself may be 10 times more effective than other forms of lipoic acid and has been called the "mitochondrial antioxidant" because it is a key component of mitochondrial dehydrogenase complexes, which may help to slow the natural aging process in animals. Also, animal research has shown that R-lipoic acid can increase or maintain levels of other antioxidants including CoQ10, vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione, which may decline with age, more efficiently than other forms of lipoic acid.

    R-Lipoic Acid: Key to Cellular Energy Generation
    Plants capture solar energy in their carbohydrates. In a reverse process called oxidation, animals extract that energy. R-LIPOIC ACID is a vital link in the metabolic pathway that gives us the power to move and the energy of intelligence. R-LIPOIC ACID is synthesized in the mitochondria, the tiny power plants inside every cell that produce energy in the form of ATP. It is safely metabolized and up to 10 times more effective than other forms of lipoic acid in mitochondrial ATP production, according to an in vitro study.

    Supports Glucose Metabolism
    Human and animal studies show that R-LIPOIC ACID can increase glucose uptake by muscle and nerve cells. By enhancing sugar metabolism, R-LIPOIC ACID may protect cells from glycation. In this detrimental process, excess glucose reacts with proteins to create tough crosslinked bonds that damage vital proteins, including the myelin sheath of neurons and the lens of the eye. Scientists believe glycation is a major source of tissue degradation and cellular aging. Collagen, another important protein, is also subject to crosslinking, which inhibits the flexibility of blood vessel walls—one of the most important indicators of cardiovascular health.

    Increases Antioxidant Protection
    R-LIPOIC ACID also neutralizes the harmful byproducts of glucose metabolism, free radicals. The body synthesizes barely enough R-LIPOIC ACID for its metabolic needs, and this decreases with age. As mitochondrial energy production becomes less efficient, more free radicals are generated. R-LIPOIC ACID protects cells, particularly in the mitochondria, where most oxygen damage occurs. R-LIPOIC ACID is a leading component of the body’s antioxidant network. Unlike other antioxidants, it is water and fat-soluble, so it neutralizes a greater number and broader range of free radicals, providing more protection. In animal studies, R-LIPOIC ACID slowed the aging process, which may be the result of cumulative oxidative damage. Lipoic acid, known as the “universal antioxidant,” is a strong antioxidant in its own right, but it also directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E for continued use. And R-LIPOIC ACID is more efficient than other forms of lipoic acid at increasing levels of the key antioxidants, CoQ10 and glutathione. Commercial alpha-lipoic acid is 50% synthetic s-lipoic acid, which can interfere with natural form R-LIPOIC ACID when both forms compete for binding sites. Tests showed 40% better absorption by R-LIPOIC ACID, as measured by plasma concentration levels.


    Suggested Use:
    1 tablet daily, preferably with meals.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Tablet
      Amount Per Serving % DV
    Total Carbohydrate
    1 g
    <1%
    R-Lipoic Acid
    100 mg *

    *Daily Value not established.

    Other Ingredients: sorbitol, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.

    Suitable for vegetarians.

    Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your physician before using this product.

    Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.

    Additional Information

    SKU SN-1664
    Name Source Naturals, R-Lipoic Acid 100 mg 60 tablets
    UPC 021078016649
    MPN SN1664
    Brand Source Naturals
    Form Tablet
    Shipping Weight 0.1600
    Serving Size 1

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    Published by Kate on 2011-07-23 15:34:48
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    • LIPOIC ACID FOR DIABETES

      Posted by hobby on October 19, 2011
      SO FAR SO GOOD. iT DOES HELP MY SUGAR COUNTS AND i'M NOT TAKING aCTOS ANY MOE. hAD MORE FEARS ABOUT THE ACTOS THAN i DO THE LIPOIC ACID. aLSON GOT A FREIND OF MINE A BOTTLE AND HE'S EXCITED ABOUT HOW MUCH BETTER HE FEELS. hAS hEART TROUBLE ALONG WITH DIABETES.
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