Sustained Release R-Lipoic Acid tablets provide only the natural ‘R’ form of this vital antioxidant, unlike most alpha-lipoic acid supplements which also contain the synthetic, inactive ‘S’ form.
R-Lipoic Acid is formulated with advanced sustained release technology to provide continuous antioxidant protection.
Lipoic acid is a versatile antioxidant known for its ability to protect the brain and nerve cells from free radicals and heavy metals that promote cognitive and neurodegenerative diseases. Lipoic acid is known as the “captain of the antioxidants” due to its ability to recycle and recharge other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. Numerous studies have shown that lipoic acid can balance blood sugar and repair damaged nerves in diabetics. Additionally, this powerful anti-aging nutrient has been shown to mimic some of the effects of caloric restriction, the only proven method of extending health span and lifespan. It does so by protecting the mitochondria, the tiny power plants inside of each of the body’s cells, against free radical damage. Due to its action on the mitochondria it can revive damaged cells, especially those found in nerves and in the liver. It is an ideal partner for glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant produced in the body.