R+ Alpha Lipoic Acid contains 150 mg of R(+)-alpha lipoic acid per capsule. R(+)-alpha-lipoic acid is the natural form of ALA that plays a pivotal role in supporting the body's key antioxidants' lifespan and plays a role in metabolizing glucose.
Common alpha-lipoic acid supplements are a 50/50 mixture of the natural R-lipoic acid and the synthetic S-lipoic acid; these mixtures are called "racemic mixtures" or "racemates". In some cases, S(-)-lipoic acid is simply less effective than R(+)-lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S-form acts in the opposite way to the activity of R-lipoic acid. Only the R(+) enantiomer exists in nature; it is an essential cofactor of four mitochondrial enzyme complexes, and the only form our bodies can synthesize.
Bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose, R-alpha-lipoic acid (R-(+)-1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid), anti-caking agents: magnesium salts of fatty acids and silicon dioxide, vegetable capsule (glazing agent: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose; purified water).
Dosage: 1 capsule per day with food. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
60 vegetable capsules.
Warning Consult a doctor before using this product if you are taking hypoglycemic medication. Keep out of reach of young children. Store in a cool and dry place.
N.B. It is important to read the list of ingredients carefully before you start taking this supplement to rule out allergic reactions or sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients in this product. A complete list of all ingredients can be found and 'supplement facts'.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and children under 18 years of age.