Alpha-Lipoic Acid 150mg

120 Veggie Caps

DRB-00104

Health interest: Blood Sugar Support , Antioxidants
  • Doctor’s Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a naturally occurring compound, that supports the body’s defense against free radicals and recycles antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.*

  • Maintains healthy glucose metabolism, supports healthy aging, and cardiovascular health.*

  • It is soluble in both water and fat, therefore alpha-lipoic acid is sometimes referred to as the universal antioxidant.

  • Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian, Soy Free, 

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120 Veggie Caps

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What is Doctor’s Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing fatty acid that performs vitamin-like roles in the body. It functions as a co-enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates and is required for synthesis of acetyl CoA, a key metabolite in the cellular process that turns glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Because the body produces alpha-lipoic acid on its own, it is not classified as a true vitamin. But as with other non-essential nutrients, internal production may not always be optimal.

How does it work?

Alpha-lipoic acid is a key factor in the cellular process that metabolizes glucose for energy production. Aging is accompanied by a decreased ability of the liver to recycle ascorbic acid following oxidative stress. R-lipoic acid, after two weeks of supplementation to aged rats, reversed the age-related impairment of ascorbic acid recycling and concentration in liver cells. Aging is associated with oxidative stress in the brain. The brain's high rate of metabolism make it particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress. Since alpha-lipoic-acid interrupts cellular oxidative processes in both its oxidized and reduced forms, it plays a modulatory role in the brain and nervous system.

Why should I take Doctor’s Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

An ideal antioxidant would have the ability to quench a wide variety of free radicals, to support the functioning of other antioxidants, to bind or “chelate” metal ions that can generate free radicals, to function in aqueous and fatty environments in tissues, cells, and extracellular spaces. Alpha-lipoic acid has been termed the “universal antioxidant.” As we age, our ability to synthesize alpha-lipoic acid decreases and levels of oxidized proteins that interfere with mitochondrial efficiency increase. Supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid, a “mitochondrial nutrient”, addresses this situation.

Is the Alpha Lipoic Acid natural or synthetic and how is Alpha Lipoic Acid made?

It is synthetic.

When ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is manufactured synthetically, it occurs as a racemic mixture of the 2 forms, R and S. The R form is found naturally in the body and is considered the "active" form.   Most basic ALA products are a 50:50 mixture of both R&S forms.

What is the percent of R-form and S-form in the Alpha Lipoic Acid that Doctor's Best uses?

It contains 50% R-form and 50% S-form.

What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products?

Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.

Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition.

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What is Doctor’s Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulfur-containing fatty acid that performs vitamin-like roles in the body. It functions as a co-enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates and is required for synthesis of acetyl CoA, a key metabolite in the cellular process that turns glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Because the body produces alpha-lipoic acid on its own, it is not classified as a true vitamin. But as with other non-essential nutrients, internal production may not always be optimal.

How does it work?

Alpha-lipoic acid is a key factor in the cellular process that metabolizes glucose for energy production. Aging is accompanied by a decreased ability of the liver to recycle ascorbic acid following oxidative stress. R-lipoic acid, after two weeks of supplementation to aged rats, reversed the age-related impairment of ascorbic acid recycling and concentration in liver cells. Aging is associated with oxidative stress in the brain. The brain's high rate of metabolism make it particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress. Since alpha-lipoic-acid interrupts cellular oxidative processes in both its oxidized and reduced forms, it plays a modulatory role in the brain and nervous system.

Why should I take Doctor’s Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

An ideal antioxidant would have the ability to quench a wide variety of free radicals, to support the functioning of other antioxidants, to bind or “chelate” metal ions that can generate free radicals, to function in aqueous and fatty environments in tissues, cells, and extracellular spaces. Alpha-lipoic acid has been termed the “universal antioxidant.” As we age, our ability to synthesize alpha-lipoic acid decreases and levels of oxidized proteins that interfere with mitochondrial efficiency increase. Supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid, a “mitochondrial nutrient”, addresses this situation.

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FAQs

Is the Alpha Lipoic Acid natural or synthetic and how is Alpha Lipoic Acid made?

It is synthetic.

When ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is manufactured synthetically, it occurs as a racemic mixture of the 2 forms, R and S. The R form is found naturally in the body and is considered the "active" form.   Most basic ALA products are a 50:50 mixture of both R&S forms.

What is the percent of R-form and S-form in the Alpha Lipoic Acid that Doctor's Best uses?

It contains 50% R-form and 50% S-form.

What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products?

Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.

Safety

Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition.