A powerful antioxidant that is readily absorbed and utilized within the cell where it is capable of regenerating glutathione. As such, lipoic acid supplementation results in increased glutathione levels. Lipoic acid is also involved in energy production. Lipoic acid works together with vitamin E and vitamin C to protect the entire cell from oxidative stress.
An effective antioxidant that is both water-soluble and fat-soluble. It may help regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C. It is involved in carbohydrate metabolism and the production of ATP for energy. Works at both an intracellular and an extracellular level and helps protect cell membranes. May help to improve immune function.
A nutrient produced by the body that helps cells to metabolize energy and acts as a very effective antioxidant. Lipoic acid not only protects cells from free radical damage it also replenishes electrons lost in vitamin C and E when these vitamins attack free radicals. Lipoic acid has been shown to lower blood sugar levels by promoting glucose metabolism.