Super R-Lipoic Acid
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Supplement Facts  
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Amount Per Serving  
Sodium 28 mg 
Bio-Enhanced® Stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate (providing 240 mg of R-Lipoic acid) 283 mg 
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica.  
Non-GMO

Bio-Enhanced® is a registered trademark of GeroNova Research, Inc.

Dosage and Use

  • Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as tolerated, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Take capsules at the same time, preferably on an empty stomach.

Warnings

  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
  • DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Super R-Lipoic Acid
240 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules
Item # 01208

Lipoic acid is a vital “co-factor” for enzymatic reactions within the mitochondria, helping to optimize energy conversion. It possesses unique properties that specifically slow mitochondrial aging by preventing release of mutagenic oxidants. Recent research further reveals lipoic acid’s ability to alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction in aging cells (thus improving mitochondrial function).

Published studies have shown the critical importance of lipoic acid in cellular energy maintenance, and our best-selling Super R-Lipoic Acid provides more of the active "R" form than conventional alpha-lipoic acid products.

The sodium salt of R-lipoic acid, which is the form used in Super R-Lipoic Acid, achieves 10-30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid.

Super R-Lipoic Acid Benefits:

  • Supports healthy mitochondrial function
  • Preserves youthful cellular energy
  • Helps protect against oxidative stress

Next Generation Antioxidant

Through dedicated research and development, a highly absorbable form of R-lipoic acid has been discovered, and it is an antioxidant powerhouse. Through an innovative process, the biologically active "R" form of lipoic acid is converted to sodium-R-lipoate, which in a human study, achieved higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid.

Product Details

R-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy mitochondria, preserves youthful cellular energy and helps protect against oxidative stress.

"R" Lipoic Acid is Biologically Active

Alpha-lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant, consists of two different forms, "R" and "S," which have different properties. The "R" form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The "S" form is not very biologically active. Alpha-lipoic acid supplements typically consist of the "R" and "S" form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50 mg of the biologically active "R" form.

The human body normally produces and uses the "R" form of lipoic acid. R-lipoic acid helps support a healthy inflammatory response, is an excellent free radical scavenger and has been shown to be more bioavailable than the combined "R" and "S" forms that ordinarily comprise alpha-lipoic acid supplements. Sodium-R-Lipoate is the "Next-Generation" Antioxidant

Through dedicated research and development, a novel form of R-lipoic acid has been developed and is seen as an antioxidant powerhouse. An innovative process converts the biologically active "R" form of lipoic acid to sodium-R-lipoate, which in a human study, achieved higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid.

Not only does this newer lipoic acid formulation reach higher peak blood levels, it also achieves them sooner, ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues.4 A study showed that after oral ingestion of Super R-Lipoic Acid, sodium-R-lipoate reached peak plasma concentrations within just 10-20 minutes of supplementation.

Enhanced Antioxidant Activity

Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, sodium-R-lipoate is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid.

The superior antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid are already well-known for supporting healthy mitochondrial function. Now, Super R-Lipoic Acid provides even more benefits for preserving youthful cellular energy levels.

BENEFITS OF LIPOIC ACID:

  • Reduces oxidative stress in the body via powerful antioxidant activity
  • Improves several components of the metabolic syndrome—a combination of risk factors that increases one’s risk for diabetes
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves the lipid profile
  • Reduces weight
  • Increases insulin sensitivity
  • Improves diabetic neuropathy
  • Protects against cataract formation
  • Improves visual function in glaucoma
  • Helps prevents retinal cell death when combined with vitamin E in retinitis pigmentosa
  • Reduces brain damage after a stroke
  • Prevents bone loss, possibly through an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Removes toxic metals from the body
  • Reduces frequency and intensity of migraines
  • Improves skin texture