Description: Alpha-Lipoic Acid 100mg 60t is available by Douglas Labs.
HEALTH FUNCTION: Antioxidants, Blood Sugar Metabolism
Alpha-Lipoic Acid tablets, provided by
Douglas Laboratories®, contain 100 mg of pure alpha-lipoic acid.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a non-vitamin coenzyme that carries out important
metabolic and antioxidant functions in the body.
Amni® original formula
A Dietary Supplement
may be a beneficial dietary supplement for those concerned about a more
complete antioxidant defense system and maintaining proper glucose
metabolism. Dietary and supplementary alpha-lipoic acid is efficiently
absorbed, transported to the tissues, and readily taken up by the cells.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a nutritional
coenzyme that is involved in energy metabolism of proteins,
carbohydrates and fats, has physiological functions in blood glucose
disposal, and is able to scavenge a number of free radicals.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a fat- and water-soluble, sulfurcontaining
coenzyme. It functions in the body much like a B-vitamin, since it is
involved in energy production.
As part of several multi-enzyme
complexes located in the mitochondria, alpha-lipoic acid is essential
for metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and for the
conversion of their energy into ATP. Two of these enzyme complexes, PDH
(pyruvate dehydrogenase) and alpha-KGDH (alpha-ketoglutarate
dehydrogenase) are part of the citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle), and as
such assume a central role for general energy production. Another
lipoic acid containing enzyme complex, BCKADH (branched-chain keto-acid
dehydrogenase), is involved in deriving energy from the branched chain
amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
metabolic function of alpha-lipoic acid is its role in blood glucose
disposal. This important coenzyme appears to be necessary for the
normal transport of blood glucose into the cell. This may be explained
by its functions in the glucosemetabolizing enzymes, PDH and
alpha-KGDH, but some researchers suspect a more direct role in cellular
glucose uptake at the cell membrane.
As early as 1959,
alpha-lipoic acid was suggested to be an antioxidant, since it could
extend the actions of vitamin C in guinea pigs, and those of vitamin E
in rats. It is only recently, however, that the specific actions of
alpha-lipoic acid in free radical quenching, metal chelation, and
antioxidant regeneration have been investigated.
Alpha-lipoic occurs naturally in foods
and functions in the body as a coenzyme involved in carbohydrate
metabolism, as well as a natural antioxidant.
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 60
Alpha-Lipoic Acid ...100 mg
Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Stearate
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 tablets daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Keep out of reach of children.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(59º-77ºF/15º-25ºC) (35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.