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R-Lipoic Acid

the most active form of alpha-lipoic acid

  • supports neurological function*
  • antioxidant in both water- and fat-soluble tissues*
  • essential for liver, eye, and nerve health*
  • the form of supplemental lipoic acid found in highest concentration in the bloodstream

Item Product Size Price
SF771 R-Lipoic Acid 60 Vegetarian Capsules $37.65

Product Information

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) contains two forms – designated as R-lipoic acid (R-ALA) and S-lipoic acid (S-ALA) – that are mirror images of each other. Naturally occurring ALA is in the R form, where it functions as an essential cofactor for many enzymes involved in energy production.* In addition, R-lipoic acid has important characteristics – significant antioxidant effects in particular – that contribute to liver, nerve, and eye health.*

Dietary supplements of ALA are generally comprised either of R-ALA by itself or a mixture of R-ALA and S-ALA. Studies indicate the R-ALA form appears to be better absorbed, with twice as much R-ALA than S-ALA appearing in the bloodstream after an oral dose.* Hence, R-ALA is the best form utilized by the body.*

Thorne Research provides R-lipoic acid bound to sodium – the most bioavailable form of R-lipoic acid.*

Ingredients

One Capsule Contains:
R-Lipoic Acid (as Sodium R-Lipoic Acid)* 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, MagnesiumCitrateLaurate, Silicon Dioxide, Leucine.

*This product uses GeroNova Research's Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic Acid. Bio-Enhanced is a registered trademark of GeroNova Research, Inc.

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule one to two times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.

Statements and Warnings

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PURITY
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magne¬sium stearate, or stearic acid.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

Health-Care Professional Resources

Nutritional Therapy For Hepatitis C Webinar

Lyn Patrick, ND, presents a comprehensive lecture on the treatment of hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C. This 1.5 hour lecture is a very thorough examination of both allopathic and naturopathic modalities, including a wealth of information from Dr. Patrick's 25 years of clinical practice and her involvement in Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors, a national organization of hepatitis C experts. She is also a contributing editor of Alternative Medicine Review and contributing author of Hepatitis C Choices, 4th Edition, a comprehensive book that addresses all aspects of hepatitis C and its treatment.

Mitochondrial Nutrients For Brain Vitality Webinar

Parris Kidd, PhD, provides a lively discussion of the research on essential nutrients for brain function, including CoQ10, lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, phosphatidylserine, benfotiamine, vitamin B12, folate, glutathione, and more. Proper function of ATP-generating mitochondria is essential to the health of every cell in the body, particularly in brain and nerve cells, and a number of nutrient cofactors are necessary for mitochondrial ATP production. Other nutrients have been researched for their ability to protect mitochondria from damage and enhance mitochondrial activity and brain function.

Clinical Applications of Urinary Organic Acids - Markers of Detoxification Status Webinar

Richard Lord, PhD, from Metametrix Laboratory, discusses the use of urinary organic acids testing as it relates to detoxification. This presentation includes biochemical background information as well as valuable clinical presentations. Dr. Lord is Chief Science Officer at Metametrix Institute and co-author of Laboratory Evaluations For Integrative and Functional Medicine.

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