R-Lipoic Acid - What is it?
What is it?
What makes R-Lipoic different
Intensive Nutritions R-Lipoic contains only the R component of Alpha Lipoic Acid. The R form is the biologically active component of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) which means that it is the only form that ones body can absorb and synthesize. In addition, R Lipoic formulas are TEN TIMES MORE effective than racemic ALA products.
Why not just consume more ALA
If the R form is also present in ALA, cant one just conume more racemic ALA to match the benefits of R formulas The answer is no. Consuming more ALA may actually do more harm than good as studies show that the S form found in ALA may interfere with R activity2. In addition, R Lipoic Acid exhibits its own unique and superior antioxidant activity. For example, R Alpha Lipoic Acid is able to increase or maintain levels of other important antioxidants such as Glutathione peroxidase, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q103. R Lipoic may also increase cellular and mitochondrial antioxidant activity and significantly reduce what is believed to be the underlying cause of aging--inflammation--to a greater extent than S and/or racemic ALA.