Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid -
A water and lipid soluble antioxidant; supports glucose metabolism and nerve health. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a multifunctional, versatile nutrient that plays a key role in the antioxidant network and the metabolic process.
What Is It?
Alpha lipoic acid is an exceptionally versatile nutrient.
Being both water and fat soluble, it is able to function
in almost any part of the body. It is a potent antioxidant
which enhances the activity of vitamins C and E. It is a
multifunctional compound providing protection from free
radicals and supporting various metabolic processes.
It has been associated with supporting nerve health,
cardiovascular function, and glucose metabolism.*
Uses For Alpha Lipoic Acid
Nerve Health: At this time, as many as fifteen clinical
trials have examined the role of alpha lipoic acid in
maintaining healthy nerve function. The results of these
trials have typically demonstrated that alpha lipoic acid
administration provides neuroprotection. In part, this
may be due to alpha lipoic acidís ability to modulate
nitric oxide metabolite activity and to promote healthy
Glucose Metabolism: Alpha lipoic acid supports healthy
glucose uptake and helps to maintain healthy glucose
utilization. It also plays a role in moderating the formation
of advanced glycation end products.*
Cardiovascular Support: In addition to supporting healthy
glucose metabolism, the antioxidant properties of alpha
lipoic acid also promote healthy vascular and blood vessel
Pure Encapsulations alpha lipoic acid is synthetically
produced and has a minimum purity of 99%. Vitamin
C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose
fermentation. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from
Pure Encapsulations recommends 100-1200 mg per day,
in divided doses, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking
this product. Alpha lipoic acid may cause gastrointestinal
discomfort in some individuals and should always be
taken with meals. In rare cases, alpha lipoic acid may also
cause skin rash in sensitive individuals.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when
taken in conjunction with medications.