Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a key antioxidant and it is one of our customer favourites. ALA is a very small molecule, it is efficiently absorbed and easily crosses cell membranes, thus making it extremely effective when combating free radicals in the body. Oxidation is a chemical reaction in our body which can produce free radicals and damage our cells and ALA plays an essential role in oxidation reaction because it can terminate these damages. While there are many antioxidants on the market, a common question is, which ones should you take? ALA actually works in combination with vitamins E and C to protect cells from oxidative stress and therefore, it is recommended to take them in combination. Since ALA is both fat- and water-soluble, it is able to prevent free radical damage on both the inside and outside of cells. It also recycles vitamins C, glutathione, and vitamin E to restore their levels and effectiveness in the body.
If you are concerned about your blood glucose levels, it has been shown that Alpha-lipoic acid may benefit people with diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions by helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It is commonly used in Germany for the treatment of a nerve disease called diabetic neuropathy.
Although our bodies make some alpha-lipoic acid naturally, most of it is used for metabolic function with little left over for antioxidant protection. Supplementation with the Alive Vitamins Alpha-Lipoic Acid is an effective way to boost antioxidant levels.
With ALA you have the power to take your health one step further and allow ALA to help combat free radicals, stabilize blood sugar, protect against heart disease and it may even help prevent cancer due to its free radical scavenger properties. Remember, while ALA is naturally produced in the human body, it is in very small amounts and therefore, supplementation will help you see positive health results.