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Alpha-Lipoic Acid

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Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a unique antioxidant that is naturally synthesized by animals and humans. It is also found in plant foods such as spinach, potatoes, and broccoli and is often consumed as a dietary supplement to support healthy circulation and energy metabolism. It has the chemical formula C8H14O2S2.and a molecular weight of 206.3 g/mol.

 

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid Benefits and Uses

 

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a well-studied antioxidant that plays a number of important functions in the body, such as promoting youthfulness and helping with energy metabolism. It is an endogenous compound – meaning the body can synthesize it on its own – and functions as a cofactor for many mitochondrial enzymatic processes. It is both water and fat soluble and can also be found in many food sources such as green vegetables and meat.

 

ALA is most commonly known for its blood glucose stabilizing effects as it has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. As an antioxidant, a natural substance that helps to neutralize free radicals, ALA has perceived abilities to prevent damage to cells and vital organs like the brain and the heart. Its antioxidant content may also improve cognitive function, preventing memory loss and motor impairment.

 

Furthermore, ALA has positive effects on nutrient absorption and digestion. In fact, it works in synergy with other vitamins to convert macronutrients into the energy needed by cells to functions adequately. It may also help to restore vitamins and other essential antioxidants in the body such as glutathione.

 

Where to Buy Alpha-Lipoic Acid Online?

 

LiftMode offers a variety of unit sizes of Alpha-lipoic acid, ranging from 50 grams (1.76 Oz) to 200 grams (7.05 Oz). LiftMode Alpha-lipoic acid is guaranteed 98+% pure.

All our products ship with a certificate of analysis from 3rd-party independent laboratories, and all orders are covered by our 90-days refund/reshipment policy to ensure the highest quality.

 

Shipping restrictions: No shipping restrictions currently apply to this product and we are able to ship internationally. At checkout, the available shipping options for your location will be available.

 

Nomenclature:

 

Alpha-lipoic acid supplements are also known by a few different names, including:

 

Lipoic acid

(R)-5-(1,2-Dithiolan-3-yl) pentanoic acid

Lipoicin

ALA

D-Thioctic acid

Acetate Replacing Factor

R-Lipoic acid

R-Lipoate

1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, (3R)

 

Scientific Consensus:

 

Alpha-lipoic acid supplements are considered safe for adults when taken for a maximum of 4 years. Dosage recommendations will vary on the purpose for taking this supplement. In general, supplementing with Alpha-lipoic acid at servings of 50-100 mg/day of for adults is likely to be safe and effective. When consumed in large doses (1600 -1800 mg/day), some have experienced mild side effects such as nausea, flushing sensation and vertigo.

 

There isn’t sufficient available data to know whether ALA is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Some studies have found that large amounts (2400 mg) of ALA may cause serious side effects, particularly for children, such as seizures, vomiting, and fainting. Children should avoid taking ALA.

 

Individuals taking medications or with certain conditions such as diabetes should consult their doctor before taking ALA as it may interfere with blood sugar levels. Those undergoing surgery should avoid taking ALA at least 2 weeks before the proceeding due to its effect on blood sugar levels. ALA may also interfere with the effectiveness of thyroid medications and may decrease Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) levels in the body. Please consult a medical professional before taking ALA to determine appropriate dosage.

 

Disclaimer:

 

All dietary supplements have risks. Please ensure that you are familiar with the latest research on effects, side effects, benefits, and uses of a supplement before buying it.

 

Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you have any underlying medical conditions, especially kidney or heart related, are on dialysis or are taking any medication, please consult a medical professional before using this supplement. 

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Alpha-lipoic Acid for energy

 

How We Research Our Content

Our content is written using meticulous research methods and claims are backed by links to scientific references, wherever possible. The author and editors of Liftmode's Research Team have strong academic backgrounds in microbiology, physiology, and biochemistry.

Content Updated On: August 25, 2020

 

References:

 

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Lipoic acid, CID=6112, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Lipoic-acid (accessed on May 4, 2020)

  • Tang J, Wingerchuk DM, Crum BA, Rubin DI, Demaerschalk BM. Alpha-lipoic acid may improve symptomatic diabetic polyneuropathy. Neurologist. 2007;13(3):164‐167. doi:10.1097/01.nrl.0000263703.78318.2b

  • Ibrahimovic K. Alpha-lipoic acid and glycemic control in diabetic neuropathies at type 2 diabetes treatmentMed Arch. 2013;67(1):7‐9. doi:10.5455/medarh.2013.67.7-9

  • Sarezky, D., Raquib, A. R., Dunaief, J. L., & Kim, B. J. (2016). Tolerability in the elderly population of high-dose alpha-lipoic acid: a potential antioxidant therapy for the eye. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 10, 1899–1903. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S115900

 

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