Super R-Lipoic Acid 240 mg - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Average Rating: 4.8

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  • Item Number: LE1296
  • Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
  • Servings per Container: 60
  • Quantity per Container: 60 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.61
  • Price per Unit*: $0.61 per Vegetarian Capsule
  • * Price Per Unit may reflect product's price per capsule, tablet, ounce, fluid ounce, etc.
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  • MFG # 01208
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  • Bio-Enhanced® Active form of Lipoic Acid.

    Lipoic acid helps protect against oxidative stress generated by high glucose levels. Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The “S” form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active. Typical alpha-lipoic acid supplements consist of the “R” and “S” form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50 mg of the biologically active “R” form.

    The human body normally produces and uses the “R” form of lipoic acid. This active form‚ R-lipoic acid‚ significantly supports healthy inflammatory response‚ is a potent free-radical scavenger and has been shown to be more potent than the combined “R” and “S” forms that comprise most alpha-lipoic acid supplements.

    Life Extension is continually searching for innovative nutritional technologies. Through dedicated research and development‚ the newer form of R-lipoic acid is being seen as the “next-generation” antioxidant powerhouse.

    Life Extension’s Super R-Lipoic Acid has demonstrated superior bioavailability‚ stability‚ and potency for a variety of health benefits. This breakthrough converts the biologically active “R” form of lipoic acid to sodium-R-lipoic acid‚ which‚ in a recent human study achieved 10–30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid. Not only does this newer lipoic acid formulation reach higher peak blood levels‚ it also achieves them sooner‚ ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues. A recent study showed that oral ingestion of Super R-Lipoic Acid reached peak plasma concentrations within just 10–20 minutes of supplementation.

    Unlike other forms of lipoic acid‚ Super R-Lipoic Acid is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid.

    The superior antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid are already well known for supporting healthy mitochondrial function. Now‚ Super R-Lipoic Acid provides even more potent benefits for preserving youthful cellular energy levels.





    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.

Official Website: http://www.lef.org

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule

Amount Per Serving / % DV

Sodium 30mg / 1%
Bio-Enhanced® 300mg / **
Stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate (providing 240mg of R-Lipoic Acid).

**Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Rice flour‚ vegetable cellulose (capsule)‚ L-Leucine.

Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as tolerated‚ or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Take capsules at the same time‚ preferably on an empty stomach.

If you are taking glucose lowering medication‚ consult your healthcare provider before taking this product. Store tightly closed in a cool‚ dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplement‚ please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

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    from California

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    1/05/2015

    Better than L Lipoic Acid

    Better than L Lipoic Acid according to my nutritionist. So far so good


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Dayton, MN

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    1/02/2015

    POWERFUL

    No doubt about it, Super R-Lipoic Acid by Life Extension is powerful. I noticed a valuable difference within a short time. I would suggest people consult with their doctor before taking this dose just to be cautious. The 'average' suggestion for R-Lipoic Acid, as I am told, is 100-200 mg daily. This is because the R-form of lipoic acid is significantly more potent than Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). Although it had a beneficial effect and actually began to lower out my sugar levels as well as help my leg varicose veins and spider veins, it unfortunately created stomach upset. What I did as a result was switch to taking one 300mg capsule every other day in lieu of daily. I want to mention that Super R-Lipoic Acid is an excellent product according to my physician and if it didn't cause stomach upset I would have rated it 5 stars. I would recommend this to others but with a word of caution about possible stomach upset and consider checking with one's physician that the dosage amount is fine.


    Pros

      Powerful and it WORKS as it is reported to do.

    Cons

      A little too high in dose and would love it if LEF would consider make this in a 100-200 mg capsule. Caused stomach upset.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from New York, NY

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    12/09/2014

    Detox

    Super R-Lipoic Acid by Life Extension is one of the best products for detoxing.


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Fairbanks

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    11/22/2014

    Been looking for a good ala that was R

    I have been taking another brand of ala for quite some time. It is a healer and great for memory. Did some reading and the r form is the best. Since taking it an easier bruiser I heal more quickly and my words with friends game point average jumped up by 150 pts. I also lose items less often.


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      It is allergy friendly.

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Raymore, MO

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    10/17/2014

    Great product!

    A naturopath recommended Super R-Lipoic Acid by Life Extension to me. I have seen improvements in my blood test results.


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      Easy to take.

    Cons


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Fairfax, California

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    3/28/2013

    Super!

    At the recommendation of my Chinese Medicine Man I have been using Life Extensions Super R-Lipoic Acid for 3 years now as one of many supplements in my health and wellness regimen. As it is used in conjunction with other supplements its effects are not precisely known but it is a high quality product; as are all of Life Extensions products.


    Pros

      It comes from Life Extension and it is affordable.

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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  • Q Ruby J Thomas on 3/31/2015

    Do you carry this in 300mg?

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    • Rosa on 4/03/2015

      Hi, thank you for contacting Pure Formulas. We only carry the 240 mg for Life Extensions Super R-Lipoic acid. 

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