Antioxidants protect cells and DNA from the damage done by rogue molecules called “free radicals.” When damage occurs to the cells, it can cause diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a natural antioxidant that protects against disease and promotes good health. It can protect your liver, boost your brain power, and help you balance your blood sugars.
Antioxidants work on a cellular level to reverse the damage. Some antioxidants are water soluble (such as vitamin C)… others are fat soluble (such as vitamin E). ALA is soluble in both water and fat and can go anywhere, including intracellular and extracellular environments alike. ALA helps vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 do there job even better.
ALA is essential for regions of the body that are highly susceptible to oxidative damage, including our brains. Studies show that when rats were fed an ALA supplemented diet they demonstrated anti-aging responses. The benefits were seen in just two weeks.
ALA is being used as a main ingredient in skin care formulas, because it can repair the oxidative damage of the sun. ALA protects collagen in the skin from cross-linking. This prevents wrinkling and the effects of aging on the body.
I recommend 300 to 1200 mg daily.
XYMOGEN makes a controlled-release ALA called ALAmax CR. Order by calling 1-800-647-6100