Lipoic acid plays an important role in glucose metabolism and energy production. The “S” form does not occur naturally in living systems and studies clearly indicate that the “R” form, RLA, is more biologically active than the “S” form. Premium-supplements R- Alpha Lipoic is manufactured under the strict guidelines of a GMP and FDA registered facility.
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By James K. Fetteron January 28, 2017
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R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid is superior to regular Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). The "R" in Lipoic is significantly more potent than Alpha Lipoic because the body “recognizes” it and “knows” how to use it.
Research indicates that not only does the human body have difficulty absorbing the unnatural version (ALA); it may actually inhibit the most essential properties of natural R-Lipoic Acid.
And this is especially important to people with diabetes that have diabetic neuropathy.
R-Alpha-Lipoic acid is used for diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms. High doses of Alpha-Lipoic Acid (600mg) are approved in Germany for the treatment of these symptoms.And R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid is also used the world over for memory loss, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (including a disorder called cardiac autonomic neuropathy) and Lyme disease.
Because R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that Alpha-Lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes by acting as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury. The antioxidant effects might also be helpful in certain liver diseases.
This is one powerful supplement, that's why I take it, because I have diabetes and it keeps me alive.