Supports Healthy Immune and Visual Function*
addition to functioning as a coenzyme in the citric acid cycle,
alpha-lipoic acid is now well recognized and substantiated as a
powerful antioxidant. Described as the ""metabolic antioxidant"" by
Lester Packer, PhD from the Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, U of
California, Berkeley, alpha-lipoic acid has several unique qualities.
acid and its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid, are potent antioxidants
and neutralize free radicals in both aqueous and lipid cell
compartments. It also provides protection to both intracellular and
extracellular environments. Alpha-lipoic acid works synergistically
with other antioxidants. It recycles vitamins E and C, coenzyme Q10 and
raises intracellular glutathione levels making it an ideal defense
against oxidative damage to nerve and brain cells.
evidence shows alpha lipoic acid exerts a protective effect in vascular
damage, brain injury, mitochondrial dysfunction, glucose pathology,
inborn errors of metabolism and other acute or chronic damage to brain
or nerve tissue. Alpha-lipoic acid may also be beneficial in visual
From a therapeutic
standpoint Packer refers to alpha-lipoic acid as the ""ideal""
antioxidant based on several criteria: readily absorbed, conversion in
cells and tissues into utilizable form, a variety of antioxidant
actions (including interactions with other antioxidants) in both
membrane and aqueous phases and low toxicity.
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