R-form lipoic acid is a mitochondrial antioxidant and cofactor for several enzyme complexes in the body. The R-form of lipoic acid, or (R)-ALA, occurs naturally in our bodies and is the biologically active form. It plays an important role in cellular metabolism and ATP synthesis. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the energy that fuels our cells. (R)-ALA is a powerful antioxidant on its own and it also recycles Vitamin C, Vitamin E and glutathione, extending the usefulness of these other important antioxidants.
This versatile antioxidant supports the body’s inflammation response by regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines and enhances cellular energy production via the mitochondria. R-form lipoic acid also supports normal metabolism and has a protective and detoxifying influence on the liver. (R)-ALA crosses the blood-brain barrier and has neuroprotective benefits.
R-form lipoic acid is also important for maintaining blood sugar levels already in the normal range and for healthy vision and nerve function. It is particularly helpful against oxidative stress caused by elevated glucose levels.
Vital Nutrients R-Form Lipoic Acid is stabilized for storage at room temperature.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- If pregnant, consult your physician before taking.
- Use only if safety seal is intact.
- Store sealed in a cool, dry place.