Lypo Gel Alpha-Lipoic Acid
90 SoftGels - 100mg
Patented Biosolv™ process has created the first hydrosoluble Alpha-Lipoic Acid for fast, complete absorption. This helps Lipo-Gel Alpha-Lipoic Acid serve as a SUPER ANTIOXIDANT to enhance the potency and life of both vitamins C and E. Lipoic acid is a key factor in the conversion of carbohydrates to energy.
Therefore it may help improve energy metabolism, especially in people with
DIABETES -- LIVER CIRRHOSIS -- HEART DISEASE
Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation may also help diabetics by aiding better conversion of sugar into energy. It helps improve blood sugar control while stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid Factoids!
Alpha-lipoic acid has been called a "universal antioxidant" because it is both water- and fat-soluble, and thus can penetrate tissues composed mainly of fat, such as the nervous system, as well as those made mainly of water, such as the heart, to protect them from free-radical damage. Alpha-lipoic acid also helps the body use other antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione, more efficiently. This nutrient also helps B vitamins convert proteins, carbohydrates, and fats into energy more efficiently.
Alpha-lipoic acid may be one of the most powerful antioxidants discovered to date. It helps increase the body’s supply of glutathione, the most abundant natural antioxidant, so that free radicals are escorted out of the body before they can cause damage to cells. Free radicals have been shown to impair the immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to infections, heart disease and cancer. Free radical damage is thought by scientists to be the basis for the aging process as well.
There is no Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for alpha-lipoic acid, but studies have found that 100 milligrams taken twice daily is enough to supply extra free-radical protection throughout the body, and may help prevent or treat a lot of health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, glaucoma, and HIV infection. Lipoic acid could also help those with liver disease; intravenous forms of alpha-lipoic acid are used in some hospitals to treat cases of acute poisoning that affect the liver.
However, alpha-lipoic has been most extensively studied for its role in preventing complications from both diabetic neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is thought to be caused by free-radical damage to the nerves, and causes unpleasant tingling, numbness, and pain in the body. Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control internal organs, and is also thought to be linked to free-radical damage. Alpha-lipoic acid may be successful in treating these conditions because it is fat-soluble antioxidant, and therefore can penetrate the nerve cells to prevent further damage.
Large doses of alpha-lipoic acid have been prescribed to treat diabetic and autonomic neuropathy with some success, and recent studies have shown that it is even more effective when combined with gamma linolenic acid. In addition, because alpha-lipoic acid helps regulate glucose metabolism, it may improve blood-sugar levels in the body. Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should take alpha-lipoic acid supplements only under the supervision of a physician. You may need to adjust your dosage of insulin or other diabetes medications.
Alpha-lipoic acid comes in tablets and capsules, and is also available in combination products with other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. It has shown no serious toxic side effects at commonly recommended dosages, although it can cause stomach upset or an allergic skin rash in some people. If you experience any of these reactions, reduce the dose or stop taking the supplement.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (thioctic acid) 100mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol conc.) 30 IU
NOTE: We use the highly stable, highly bioavailable Racemic version which represents a 50:50 composition of R and S Alpha Lipoic Acid. While both the R and the S forms possess antioxidant activities, only the R form is used as a coenzyme in biological systems. When ingested orally, the R form is cleared very rapidly from the blood. However, when a racemic mixture (50:50) is ingested, there is evidence to show that the S form improves the pharmacokinmetics of the R form (by delaying its clearance from circulation).
Lipo-Gel™ Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per Softgel
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol conc.), 30 IU, 100% Daily Value
alpha Lipoic Acid (thioctic acid), 100 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, titanium dioxide, annato seed extract, plus a proprietary Bio Solv® base (polysorbate 80, lecithin, sorbitan monoleate, medium chain triglycerides).
Free of starch, sugar, preservatives, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk products, synthetic colors or flavors.
DIRECTIONS: As dietary supplement, adults take one (1) to two (2) softgels daily, preferably with or after a meal.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. THE BOTTLE CAP ON THIS PRODUCT IS SECURED WITH AN IMPRINTED PLASTIC SEAL. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF SEAL IS CUT, TORN, BROKEN OR MISSING.
Keep bottle tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry place at controled room temperature 59° to 86°F. DO NOT REFRIGERATE
NOTE: The Alpha Lipoic Acid that we sell is a 50/50 combination -- 50% R-Lipoic Acid and 50% S-Lipoic Acid