Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid (also known as lipoic acid) is a substance that participates in chemical reactions inside our cells. Alpha lipoic acid can be thought of like a vitamin, but it is not considered one because our body can make it from other substances.
Alpha lipoic acid is involved in carbohydrate metabolism, and producing a substance called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) ...Read more – the body’s energy molecule. Alpha lipoic acid has also been found to regenerate other substances in the body, including vitamin C and vitamin E. Alpha lipoic acid is both water and fat-soluble, which means it can be active in many different environments in the body.
Alpha lipoic acid supplements usually come as capsules or tablets. Dosages range from 50mg to 300 or even 500mg, with higher doses providing more intensive support.
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