Alpha lipoic acid is an exceptionally versatile nutrient. Being both water and fat soluble, it is able to function in almost any part of the body. It is a potent antioxidant which enhances the activity of vitamins C and E. It is a multifunctional compound providing protection from free radicals and supporting various metabolic processes. It has been associated with supporting nerve health, cardiovascular function, and glucose metabolism. Pure Encapsulations alpha lipoic acid is synthetically produced and has a minimum purity of 99%. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
- Alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid) (400 mg)
- Ascorbyl palmitate (fat-soluble vitamin C (16 mg)
- (hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
Pure Encapsulations recommends 100–1200 mg per day, in divided doses, with meals.
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Alpha lipoic acid may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in some individuals and should always be taken with meals. In rare cases, alpha lipoic acid may also cause skin rash in sensitive individuals. At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have a blood sugar disorder or sensitivity. Persons with adrenal fatigue or persons with a B-vitamin (biotin) deficiency should also consult a health care practitioner prior to use.