Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) (Thioctic Acid)
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|NOTICE! R-Alpha Lipoic Acid has a relatively low melting temperature of approximately 110° F (38° C). During the summer months it is not uncommon that temperatures encountered during shipping will exceed this melting temperature and your R-Alpha Lipoic Acid will melt during transit, forming a clumpy or semi-solid mass upon receipt. Melting does not effect the nutritional benefits, bioavailability or potency of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. After melting and then cooling the re-solidified R-ALA will appear to be a semi-clumpy powder or rubbery solid yellow mass. Unfortunately, once melted it is not practical to restore R-ALA back to a free flowing powder, but it can still be used as a fully potent dietary supplement. If you are concerned about the possibility of melting during transit please DO NOT ORDER this product during the summer months. Please wait until cooler weather prevails in your area before ordering.|
R-alpha lipoic acid (also known as R-ALA or thioctic acid) is a sulfur-containing organic acid powerful antioxidant, and an essential component of aerobic metabolism.
Alpha lipoic acid exists in two stereoisomers, the biologically active R-ALA, in addition to S-ALA, which is not produced in the human body. R-alpha lipoic acid is produced synthetically, and chemical manufacturing processes yield both the R- and S- isomers. The pure R- form is more costly to refine, as a result.
Supplementation of R-alpha lipoic acid may help support a healthy metabolism.
Alpha lipoic acid has an unpleasant chemical burning taste. Capsules are generally preferred.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts & Directions
Serving Size: 200 milligrams
Servings Per Container: Varies
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value*
|R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) 200mg||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you recieve. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Sugar, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, Corn & Additives
As a dietary supplement, take 100mg to 200mg (level unpacked 3/32 tsp) up to three times daily, or as directed by a physician. Accurate gram weight scale recommended. For best results refrigerate upon arrival.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark & dry place.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.