LifeExtension Super R-Lipoic Acid provides the superior, more bioavailable, potent, active and stable form of Lipoic acid, sodium-R-lipoic acid. R-lipoic acid comes from alpha-lipoic acid and is the lipoic acid that is normally produced and used in the human body. In a breakthrough process, this biologically active form of R-lipoic acid is converted into sodium-R-lipoic acid which is seen as the “next-generation” antioxidant powerhouse with a variety of health benefits. Sodium-R-lipoic acid produces 10-30 times higher peak blood plasma levels within 10-20 minutes of taking it than pure R-lipoic acid. This means better and faster absorption from the blood into the tissues.
Research has shown that the antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid supports healthy mitochondrial function.
Mitochondria are the energy powerhouses of body cells and mainly perform cellular respiration, meaning they take nutrients from the cell, break them down and turn it to energy. This is a crucial process to keep cells healthy and to keep up their normal functions in every tissue in the body which is why effective mitochondrial function is critical for wellbeing and overall health. Assisting mitochondrial health therefore means support for many body systems and ultimately healthy ageing.
As an antioxidant R-lipoic acid can give support to protect from oxidative stress triggered by imbalanced blood sugar levels or imbalanced weight, support healthy states of blood vessels and balance inflammatory responses in the tissues.