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Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has two forms—designated as R-lipoic acid (R-ALA) and S-lipoic acid (S-ALA)—that are mirror images of each other. Naturally occurring
ALA is in the R-ALA form, and functions as an essential cofactor for many of the enzymes involved in energy production.
Scientific research points to the neuroprotective effects of alpha-lipoic acid, which are a result of its potent antioxidant effects in both fat- and water-soluble environments. Lipoic acid
works to protect your brain cells from the damaging effect of toxic chemicals. However, one study found that R-lipoic acid (not S-lipoic acid or the racemic
mixture) was the most neuroprotective, meaning that it’s the best at protecting neurons from injury or degeneration.
Dietary supplements of ALA are generally
comprised either of R-ALA by itself or a mixture of both types of alpha-lipoic. Studies indicate the R-ALA form appears to be better absorbed, with twice as
much R-ALA appearing in the bloodstream after an oral dose when compared to S-ALA; this means that the body is able to utilize the former more effectively.
Clinical trials indicate that it can help improve or prevent the cognitive dysfunction that can come with aging, and may similarly slow the development of
Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been associated with preventing migraines, reducing inflammation, and treating metabolic syndrome.
Since R-lipoic acid is
the most active and effective form of alpha-lipoic acid, Thorne Research chose to create a dedicated supplement. Each capsule supports healthy neurological
functioning. In addition, this formula is also essential to the health of your liver, eyes, and nervous system. To provide the most bioavailable solution to an
ALA deficiency, R-Lipoic Acid Capsules are bound to sodium. One bottle should last for one to two months at the recommended dosage. This product is also
vegetarian and gluten-free.
Thorne Research strives to provide pure, high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and
well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies, and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. The company
always goes the extra mile to ensure that Thorne Research dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised, allergic, and chemically sensitive patients.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
One Capsule Contains:
R-Lipoic Acid 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space – MagnesiumCitrateLaurate, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Allergy Information - Product Details
No Artificial Colors
One capsule once to two times daily, or as otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.
If pregnant or nursing, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Overall Rating for R-Lipoic Acid 60 Vegetarian Capsules
(based on 3 reviews)
By Olga V from NYC on June 20, 2011
Got this supplement at a reasonable price and it arrived promptly.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
By Louise from Mpls., MN on May 21, 2011
This was recommended to my by Dr. Ron Rosedale, for insulin resistance. He said Throne makes good products with few fillers for sensitive people like me. A healthier product.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Helps battle Hypoglycemia
By Jennifer from Evanston, IL on May 17, 2011
I love my caffeine, but among other things (like making you more hungry and making you hold onto unwanted weight) caffeine also really messes with your blood sugar levels. In the morning, when your blood sugar is already low, an espresso can send it plummeting into the familiar foggy-thinking, lack of visual focus and snappish behavior that those with hypoglycemia enjoy. Taking one R-Lipoic Acid every morning helps my blood sugar stay level, so I can avoid this potentially dangerous condition.
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Domestic orders placed by 5 PM Eastern Time will be packed and shipped the same day, pending verification of billing information and the shipping method selected. Orders containing out-of-stock items or refrigerated items will be processed as quickly as possible, but won't necessarily be shipped out the same day.
Excludes all orders placed during weekends and on major US holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).