R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Bioactive Form

  • R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid provides only the naturally occurring R-isomer, the only form utilized by mitochondrial enzymes, and only one synthesized in humans
  • R-isomer has greater biological activity than the racemic mixture often used in supplements, a combination of the R- and S-isomers
  • R-isomer supplementation results in higher total plasma levels, as well as a shorter time to reach maximum levels in older individuals compared to racemic mixture
  • ALA neutralizes reactive oxygen species and is a potent inducer of phase 2 antioxidant enzymes
  • Enhances mitochondrial function and supports glutathione synthesis
  • Suitable for vegetarians/vegans