Because it dissolves in both water and fat, this so-called "universal antioxidant" is able to scavenge more wayward free-radical cells than most antioxidants, the majority of which tend to dissolve in either fat or water but not both. Alpha-lipoic acid can reach tissues composed mainly of fat, such as the nervous system, as well as those made mainly of water, such as the heart.
Also known as lipoic acid or thioctic acid, alpha-lipoic acid is mainly derived from dietary sources (spinach, liver, brewer's yeast), although scientists have discovered that the body does manufacture small supplies of its own. In order to get the concentrated doses needed to treat specific ailments, however, many experts recommend supplements.
Serving Size: 1 vcap Servings Per Container: 60
|% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||250mg||420%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol Succinate)||30IU||100%|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||100mg||*|
Contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg or animal products.