Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that has been used for many years in Europe to promote liver and nerve health and to protect against oxidative damage. One of its most beneficial attributes is its ability to regenerate other essential antioxidant such as vitamins C & E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione.*
One key to the effectiveness of Alpha Lipoic Acid is it capability of neutralizing both water and fat-soluble free radicals. This means that its power can be utilized in both intracellular and the extracellular fluid to help the body rid itself of accumulated ingested toxins.*
Inside cells, Alpha Lipoic Acid is readily reduced to dihydrolipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant capable of destroying superoxide hydroperoxyl and hydroxyl radicals. Incredibly, once ALA has donated an electron to recycle another antioxidant, in its reduced form it becomes even more powerful, capable of quenching more potent free radicals.
ALA’s ability to regenerate glutathione provides cells a double dose of antioxidant protection. Low levels of glutathione can increase oxidative stress, which causes inflammation, damages organs, nerve cells, and can lead to peripheral neuropathy.