New Roots R+ Alpha Lipoic 150 mg 60 VCaps
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Common alpha-lipoic acid supplements are a 50/50 mixture of the natural R-lipoic acid and the synthetic S-lipoic acid; these mixtures are called “racemic mixtures” or “racemates.” In some cases, S(-)-lipoic acid is simply less effective than R(+)-lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S form actually acts in opposition to the activity of R-lipoic acid. Only the R(+) enantiomer exists in nature; it is an essential cofactor of four mitochondrial enzyme complexes, and the only form our bodies can synthesize.
alpha-Lipoic acid also plays an important role in the synergism of antioxidants, what some doctors prefer to call the body’s “antioxidant network.” It directly recycles and extends the metabolic life spans of vitamin C, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10, and it indirectly renews vitamin E.
Each capsule contains:
R+ alpha-Lipoic acid (1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid) 150mg
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times per day or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.