Life Extension - SUPER R-LIPOIC ACID 60 Vcaps
Published studies have shown the critical importance of lipoic acid in cellular energy maintenance, and our best-selling Super R-Lipoic Acid provides more of the active "R" form than conventional alpha-lipoic acid products.
The sodium salt of R-lipoic acid, which is the form used in Super R-Lipoic Acid, achieves 10-30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid.
Super R-Lipoic Acid Benefits
- Supports healthy mitochondrial function
- Preserves youthful cellular energy
- Helps protect against oxidative stress
R-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy mitochondria, preserves youthful cellular energy and helps protect against oxidative stress.1
‚ÄúR‚Äù Lipoic Acid is Biologically Active
Alpha-lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant, consists of two different forms, ‚ÄúR‚Äù and ‚ÄúS,‚Äù which have different properties.2¬†The ‚ÄúR‚Äù form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid‚Äôs phenomenal antioxidant effect. The ‚ÄúS‚Äù form is not very biologically active. Alpha-lipoic acid supplements typically consist of the ‚ÄúR‚Äù and ‚ÄúS‚Äù form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50 mg of the biologically active ‚ÄúR‚Äù form.
The human body normally produces and uses the ‚ÄúR‚Äù form of lipoic acid.3¬†R-lipoic acid helps support a healthy inflammatory response, is an excellent free radical scavenger and has been shown to be more bioavailable than the combined ‚ÄúR‚Äù and ‚ÄúS‚Äù forms that ordinarily comprise alpha-lipoic acid supplements.4
Sodium-R-Lipoate is the ‚ÄúNext-Generation‚Äù Antioxidant
Through dedicated research and development, a novel form of R-lipoic acid has been developed and is seen as an antioxidant powerhouse. An innovative process converts the biologically active ‚ÄúR‚Äù form of lipoic acid to sodium-R-lipoate, which in a human study, achieved higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid.4
Not only does this newer lipoic acid formulation reach higher peak blood levels, it also achieves them sooner, ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues.4¬†A study showed that after oral ingestion of Super R-Lipoic Acid, sodium-R-lipoate reached peak plasma concentrations within just 10-20 minutes of supplementation.4
Enhanced Antioxidant Activity
Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, sodium-R-lipoate is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid.4
The superior antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid are already well-known for supporting healthy mitochondrial function. Now, Super R-Lipoic Acid provides even more benefits for preserving youthful cellular energy levels.
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