Please note this is a sale item due to it being at its sell by date. However this is still viable to consume for up to 6 weeks past the date 12/02/22
R-alpha lipoic acid (abbreviated ALA) is a naturally occurring and endogenous sulfur-containing fatty acid.
As an important coenzyme, alpha lipoic acid is found in human mitochondria and performs many essential regulatory functions in the cells. The acid is the bridge between glycolysis and the citrate cycle in the mitochondria. Therefore, it is of essential importance for cellular energy production. In addition, the same nutrient serves as a powerful antioxidant in the fight against free radicals and oxidative stress and also supports the liver in the elimination of toxic substances.
Alpha Lipon, as well as coenzyme Q10, belongs to the group of vitaminoids. These substances fulfill similar functions as vitamins in the body and serve both to support the body's immune system and act as an important energy source and power plant for the cells. The active substances can be produced by the body itself, however, they are also limited by mental and physical stress as well as exposure to pollutants. As a promising antioxidant, R-alpha lipoic acid also serves to recycle other nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione.
The challenge of absorption
As an endogenous substance, R-alpha lipoic acid is produced by the human organism itself and small quantities can also be consumed through the diet. The acid is found primarily in animal products such as beef and entrails. But tomatoes, broccoli and spinach are also vegan suppliers. Alpha lipoic acid is both water and fat soluble and it is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
However, the bioavailability, i.e. the absorption, is only 30%. Therefore, traditional lipoic acid can only be poorly absorbed by the intestine and actually develop the antioxidant effect!
Ensured absorption through liposomes: vegan and natural
Liposomal encapsulation technology can solve the problem of poor absorption. Since the liposome surface is made of the same structure as the human cell, the body recognizes the supplied lipoic acid as related to the body and not as a foreign substance. Accordingly, it is not like traditional food supplements that the organism wants to excrete the tablet, capsule or powder again as quickly as possible. The liposomal encapsulated active ingredient enters directly into the human bloodstream and can develop its effect within.
Already with the daily intake of 10 ml the body receives 100 mg Alpha Lipon and 600 mg vitamin C! The liquid product is vegan, allergen-free and easily consumed.