R-ALA is the form found naturally in the body. Studies suggest the naturally occurring form is more bioavailable. There are multiple benefits of taking R-ala that include cognitive functions, support weight loss, a powerful antioxidant (helps to fight free radicals and oxidative stress), and also helps with energy production. Good price
I bought this R-ALA for my husband who has a diabetes to regulate his blood sugar. He has taken R-ALA for more than one year but he used before another brand, again from iherb. He think that this one is very good also, so I can recommend it.
Alpha lipoic acid is a vitamin B-like nutrient that acts as an antioxidant in the body. The body is able to form some of it itself, but aging weakens this process.
You only get a small amount of alpha lipoic acid with food. There is some of it in red meat, especially offal, as well as in green vegetables and brewer's yeast.
Numerous high-quality studies have been conducted on alpha lipoic acid.
It is a great quality antioxidant supplement. I try to take it every night, away from my early afternoon training, because I don´t want exogenous antioxidant to interfere with its benefits. I think it´s a great value package and I really like this brand. Plus, make sure you get the ´´R´´ version which is the most bioavailable.
Benefit Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to reduce insulin resistance, improve blood sugar control, ease symptoms of nerve damage, and lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy.
Other benefit include if the vitamin C as well as vitamin E degrees stored in the body are very low, alpha-lipoic acid can be momentarily supplemented.
Good quality and natural Alpha Lipoic Acid is a white crystal with only R configuration, and only R configuration lipoic acid can be covalently conjugated to lysine residues through amide bonds to play the function of coenzyme.
Alpha lipoic acid is known for its helping properties with neuropathy issues and neuropthy pain after Covid-19/vaccine Covid-19. After 3 months of pain in my foot and legs, the pain slightly subsided after few days of taking it. I hope it will dissapear with longer time.
I find this has a mild benefit on my ME/CFS. It feels more effective when I have multiple doses each day. I like to take RLA three times a day, about every 8 hours. But taking more than that does nothing for me (maybe even just 100mg twice per day would be enough). The halflife of alpha lipoic acid in the body is quite short I understand, so presumably taking a larger dose at once may not have any additional benefit.
I am a bit sensitive to biotin - 1mg (or 1,000 mcg) at once gives me a mild headache. So I try to avoid biotin in supps. Most other formulations of RLA/ALA come with biotin added (which is especially problematic if you use small doses several times a day). Adding biotin doesn't even make sense scientifically. The research on this shows merely that biotin and ALA compete for uptake. So if you were eating a lot of ALA with all your food, you might absorb too little biotin (theoretically). This problem can be solved by simply taking the ALA away from meals.