Free radicals are found ubiquitously in our bodies thanks to the many environmental pollutants, toxins, processed foods, illnesses and daily stressors that we are surrounded by. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting us on a cellular level from these damaging free radicals.
ALA is a unique compound in that it is both fat-soluble and water-soluble, making its antioxidant activities functional inside and outside of the cell. This dual ability makes ALA capable of regenerating a variety of other antioxidants in the body such as vitamin E, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10 and glutathione. Regeneration is most important as we age because our bodies are less able to absorb and recycle these nutrients, while being more susceptible to the damaging effects of free radicals from the environment.
Clinical trials have found that ALA is effective in a wide range of circumstances, most notably to regulate blood sugars and reduce the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in those with diabetes. Research has also shown that ALA is useful in binding mercury, protecting the liver, reducing pain in peripheral artery disease and improving cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Finally, biotin, a nutrient most well-known for supporting hair and skin tissue, must also be considered when discussing ALA supplementation. Research has shown that large supplemental doses of ALA on its own can cause a biotin deficiency as each nutrient competes with one another for absorption.
Cyto-Matrix’s Cyto.ALA provides 600mg of stable ALA per capsule. A low dose of thiamine and biotin are included to prevent deficiencies and counteract possible side effects that can occur with therapeutic dosing of ALA.
Adults - Take 1 capsule per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
DL-Alpha lipoic acid ... 600 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCI) ... 20 mcg
Biotin ... 200 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable-grade stearate, hypromellose.
Non-GMO, Gluten, soy and dairy free
Cautions and Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have diabetes. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional if you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness or confusion - these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar