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Alpha lipoic acid capsules from NOW Foods
The determining ingredient in the nutritional supplement “alpha lipoic acid 600 mg” is alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid (alpha lipoic acid, short: ala) is a sulfur-containing fatty acid.
We decided on this product because with 600mg alphalipoic acid per capsule it is a high-dose preparation at an excellent price and without the addition of unnecessary filling substances.
What are the effects of alpha lipoic acid?
Alpha lipoic acid, also called thicotic acid, belongs to the so-called vitaminoids, like l-carnitine and coenzyme q10. Similar to l-carnitine and coenzyme q10, alpha lipoic acid is mostly found in animal foods and is mainly stored in our body in the energy-producing parts of the cell, the so-called mitochondria. Above all, the carbohydrate metabolism is positively influenced here. Together with thiamine (vitamin B1), the citrate cycle in the cells' energy power plants (mitochondria) is supported by the utilization and burning of carbohydrates. These positive properties can also reduce the body's need for insulin.
What is unique about alpha lipoic acid is its antioxidant properties. This fatty acid is fat and water soluble at the same time and can therefore neutralize free radicals in almost any tissue.
Alpha lipoic acid has metal-binding properties and is therefore also often used for heavy metal discharges (mercury, selenium), as it chelates (binds) them and these can then be excreted with the stool.
How are alpha lipoic acid capsules used?
Alpha lipoic acid capsules are ideally taken about 30 minutes before a meal, as this significantly improves absorption in our body.
Due to the metal-binding properties of ala, it should not be taken together with a multi-mineral preparation containing zinc, magnesium, selenium or other minerals. Here, too, an interval of at least 30 minutes must be observed.
Note: in the event of problems with the insulin and blood sugar metabolism, taking alpha lipoic acid can cause hypoglycaemia with dizziness, severe hunger and restlessness. In this case, the dosage should be reduced and your doctor or therapist should be consulted.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.
Store in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.
Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied diet.
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