Pro Line’s R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) supplies active R (+) isomer of ALA which is better utilized by the body than the basic form of Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a cofactor in many reactions in our bodies, including energy production. It is an antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble and so can effectively recycle the other antioxidants in the body including vitamin C, vitamin E, COQ10 and glutathione. By regulating insulin levels it can also help with preventing weight gain due to carbohydrate consumption.
WHAT IS ALPHA LIPOIC ACID USED FOR?
By protecting the mitochondria from free radical damage, ALA can keep our energy at a youthful level all the while preventing premature aging by preventing oxidative stress. Diabetics use the substance to prevent complications from diabetes, such as diabetic neuropathy, even in fully advanced diabetes. It is a medically approved treatment for diabetes in Germany. ALA is also used to treat neurological disorders such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
WHAT DOES R + MEAN?
Most ALA supplements are a mix of the synthetic (S-) and the natural (R+) forms of the nutrient. Studies have shown that the S- form may be of little value and may in fact impede the effectiveness of the R+ form. This is similar to the difference between naturally derived vitamin E (from vegetable oil), which is healthy and effective, and synthetic vitamin E, derived from petroleum, which is ineffective and dangerous to use. PROLINE chose to use the higher quality R+ form of Alpha Lipoic Acid to provide all the benefits that the science shows ALA is capable of providing.
RECOMMENDED ADULT DOSE: Take one capsule 3 times daily with or without food, or as directed by a health care professional.
CAUTION: Consult a healthcare professional before using if you are pregnant, nursing, or if you have diabetes.