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What is alpha-Lipoic acid?
Alpha-Lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid) is a vitamin-like substance which plays an important role in the body's energy supply processes. Alpha-lipoic acid is also important within the body as a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting both the lipid (cell membrane) and aqueous (cytoplasmic) cellular compartments from free radical induced damage. Alpha-lipoic acid is mainly obtained from the diet, although small amounts are also manufactured within the body. Red meat (especially liver, spinach and brewer's yeast are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid.
What does amsm c Lipoic acid do?
Alpha-lipoic acid acts in conjunction with the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid to convert sugars and fat into energy within the body. Alpha-lipoic acid, together with its active metabolite dihydrolipoic acid, are powerful antioxidants which uniquely are equally effective in protecting both the aqueous and lipid compartments of the cell from free radical damage. Alpha-lipoic acid helps to maintain healthy functioning of the immune and nervous systems. Alpha-lipoic acid also helps maintain healthy liver function following exposure to environmental toxins, such as industrial chemicals or toxic heavy metals.
How much alpha-Lipoic acid should you take?
The generally recommended intake for alpha-lipoic acid is 50 to 200mg/day.
Are there adverse effects from taking alpha-Lipoic acid?
Alpha-lipoic acid is generally well tolerated, although individuals may rarely suffer from gastrointestinal disturbance or a skin rash. Alpha-lipoic acid is very safe, with no reports of significant adverse effects. The toxicity of alpha-lipoic acid is very low, with an LD50 in rats of 500mg/Kg bodyweight. Patients with diabetes taking alpha-lipoic acid may require modification of their insulin medication.About Pharma-Nord Bio-Lipoic acidEach tablet of Pharma-Nord Bio-Lipoic acid contains 200mg of alpha-lipoic acid. Pharma-Nord recommends 50-200mg per day or as directed by a physician. Bio-Lipoic acid is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control.